PaCT: Pack is a bundle of the books PaCT: A Journey Beyond the Horizon, PaCT: A Journey Across Time the zine MAN MADE: A Journey Through the In Between. (Purchasing the PaCT: Pack saves $5 also also qualifies for free shipping!)
The Books: in this pack
PaCT: A Journey Beyond the Horizon is authored and designed by is PRESS publisher Peter Miles Bergman. is PRESS, 1st edition 2022, Edition of 303 – signed and numbered. Denver, Colorado.
PaCT: A Journey Beyond the Horizon is a 264 page, 6.5 x 9″ perfect bound book. PaCT documents a 23 year, two-part journey with this 263 page art-book and memoir, a photo-animated flip book, with photos by Dylan Kuhn, and a zine – all by Peter Miles Bergman.
In 1996 at the age of 23, Peter and Dylan Kuhn set out to hike the 2,650 mile Pacific Crest Trail from Mexico to Canada. Burned out, injured, and broke after 90 days and 1,700 miles they quit in Oregon with a pact to return for the remaining 900 miles when they were twice as old. In 2019 they reconvened at 46 to reflect on life’s journey, and race increasingly threatening storms towards Canada.
Part travelogue and part memoir, this expressively designed book weaves three non-linear text threads together into a portrait of an artist coming of age, drifting waywardly into middle age, and the profound friendship that kept him focused on staying sane, and getting sober, in order to complete their pact.
PaCT: A Journey Beyond the Horizon is digitally printed at Turbo Press, Denver, CO on two alternating paper stocks signifying the different eras of the story: French 80# parchtone paper for 1996 and 100# uncoated white digital Cougar paper for 2019. The covers are a 2-color letterpress printed by the author / designer on a Chandler and Price Letterpress at is PRESS, Denver, CO.
PaCT: A Journey Across Time is authored and designed by is PRESS publisher Peter Miles Bergman with photography by Dylan Kuhn. is PRESS, 1st edition 2020, (first offered for sale 2022) Edition of 303 – signed and numbered. Denver, Colorado.
PaCT: A Journey Across Time is a 266 page, 2.5 x 6.5 x 1.5″ thick perfect bound photo-animated flip book.
The animation is of a lone figure stopping to pause for a snapshot before tossing a graduation cap, and instantaneously changing into a suit while 1,700 miles across California race by behind him followed by with the same figure – 23 years older – pausing before waving and walking off into the distance as 900 miles of Oregon and Washington race by. Opposite pages from the photos show the location where the photo was taken on stylized black and white maps.
PaCT: A Journey Across Time is digitally printed on 10-pt cast coated cover stock at Turbo Press, Denver, CO.
MAN MADE: A Journey Through the In Between is by is PRESS publisher Peter Miles Bergman. is PRESS, 1st edition 2019, Edition of 505– signed and numbered. Denver, Colorado. We are currently selling numbers 182-505.
MAN MADE is a 36 page, 6 x 8″ saddle-stitched zine with a letterpress masthead and back cover! MAN MADE documents a 2009, 535 mile 31 day walk across Wyoming on the Continental Divide Trail with Dylan Kuhn and Ann Fish Kuhn with a forward about a 2006 attempt to end an 11 year stint not flying by skydiving and an afterword about a 250 mile walk from Denver to Mount Holy-Cross in central Colorado.
MAN MADE also contains a zine-within-a-zine that includes a report and photo essay documenting “man made” detritus and infrastructure in central Wyoming – the least populated part of the US.
MAN MADE is laser printed on white 100# gloss text and French 80# parchment paper and hand sewn with black thread. The covers are printed on 80# gloss cover with a letterpress masthead and back cover printed in copper ink on a Chandler and Price Letterpress at is PRESS, Denver, CO.