I received the first copies of Expectations today!

This afternoon two substantial packages arrived for me - the first copies of Expectations! Another thirty-odd pallets will be on their way to me in the next few days.

It's a strange feeling finally to hold the finished product in my hands, after all that work, sometimes worry, long conversations into the night, and bouncing ideas back and forth, and the occasional light bulb moment, usually around 4 in the morning when I knew I had to get out of bed and find a pen and paper or I would never be able to sleep.

The book makes it all worth it. It is, I think, and I am certainly biased, gorgeous. That's in no small part due to Kehrer Verlag's meticulous attention to detail, and of course, Nanni Goebel's design skills. If you have ever looked at any of my Room with a View pictures you'll know that I am into minimalism, geometry, clean lines. But more than that, the cover design is laden with symbolism. I'll do another post about the cover and the thought behind it when there is a moment, but in the meantime, here is the (cover of the) book, Expectations, ta da!: