Eyewear Publishing Ltd is pleased to announce their acquisition of the significant indie press, Black Spring Press, founded and directed by Robert Hastings, and its entire list of titles.
Since 1985, Black Spring Press has produced work by Orson Welles, Nick Cave, Anais Nin, Charles Baudelaire, Patrick Hamilton, Julian Maclaren-Ross, Alexander Baron, Carolyn Cassady, and Leonard Cohen, among other legends. Given Eyewear’s commitment to finding and publishing work by modern, avant-garde, and alternative writers and musicians, the fit is inspired.
Sadly, Robert Hastings, the much-admired force behind the press, died in late 2017. Eyewear will continue the list he fostered to such acclaim, and do its best to honour the BSP legacy.
As of March 2019, Eyewear will begin to sell and promote the many brilliant books from Black Spring, and seek synergy between the imprints. Immediately doubling its size and scope, Eyewear sees this growth as a positive sign of their commitment to their authors, new and old. With Orson Welles onboard, what comes next will never be less than brilliantly baroque. F is also for Forward!