Walking in Nagano-ken, along the Shin Etsu Trail

Craig Mod is writing, photographing, and walking.

My book “Koya Bound” won the AIGA 50 Books/50 Covers award in 2017.

My collected essays on the future of books came out in Japanese and Korean in 2015.

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Koya Bound — Last Few Copies

Koya Bound cover photo

Eight days on the Kumano Kodo with Dan Rubin. Limited edition (1,000 copies, signed) photo book of the walk. Introductory essay by Craig Mod.

Winner of 50 Books / 50 Covers 2017 award for [book design].

Companion travelogue website at: walkumano.com

Notes on making the book: To Make a Book, Walk on a Book

Last 30 copies for sale here: gumroad.com/l/koyabook

Koya Bound spread with hand
Koya Bound spread
The making of Koya Bound collating pages
The making of Koya Bound bookmarks

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