KISS: Rufus Publications announces the second book in a new series of back and white titles, Portraits


Rufus Publications is pleased to announce the second book in a new series of back and white titles called Portraits

Rufus Publications is pleased to announce the second title in a new series of back and white books called Portraits.

This new series of casebound books are 230mm square, presented in a slipcase and feature a range of artistes, using the work of a lead photographer associated with the artiste plus supplementary imagery to compliment the main photography. The books are printed and bound in the UK and presented in a luxury, foiled slipcase.

Portraits will grow into a series of books released across the year and will be produced in a limited, worldwide run of 666 numbered Unofficial books. They will sell for £55 plus shipping.

The second book in the range features the amazing KISS covering the bands incredible rise during the 1970’s.

Portraits of Kiss – takes us on an incredible, photographic journey from the band’s first proper tour in 1974 up until The Unmasked Tour finishing in 1980. The book draws on a huge range of images from legendary photographers including Fin Costello, Ross Halfin, Chris Walter, Michael Putland and Adrian Boot. Each image has been specially treated and prepared for the black and white printing process.

The book is 230mm square, casebound, 240 pages, printed on luxury 170gsm matt coated paper. The book comes with a fold out poster and is presented in a black slipcase with a gold foil logo. The main edition comes in 666 numbered copies. In addition to this a much larger, ultra limited Leather and Metal edition measuring 375mm square and presented in recycled leather and a hand welded aluminium metal slipcase is also being prepared in a run length of just 50 numbered copies. This will sell for £500 and comes with a copy of the standard edition plus a limited edition Ross Halfin print. Kerrang’s founding editor and Sounds writer Geoff Barton has written the books accompanying text.

The book will go on sale on Wednesday February 1st at 3pm UK time and will feature a 10% pre-order discount if ordered before March 15th 2023. The books will ship worldwide and will ship at the end of June 2023.

Our books are unique. They are not available from shops (unless we say so) and they are designed, printed and bound in the United Kingdom. Above all, they are made with PASSION!