Jonathan Lethem's issue is entitled the "Chaldron Optical System." It relates to his upcoming novel CHRONIC CITY and consists of a glasses case, a pair of clear glasses with text on each of the arms, and a care and maintenance manual written in both English and French. Jonathan's issue is the result of a design collaboration with designer Matt Singer and Selima Salaun of Selima Optique. This is their first collaborative endeavor under the banner of Project Selima and Matt. The Care and Maintenance brochure was designed by McFadden & Thorpe.
Jonathan Lethem is the author of The Fortress of Solitude and six other novels. His stories and essays have appeared widely. In 2005 he was named a Fellow of the MacArthur Foundation. He lives with his family in Brooklyn and Maine.
More information on Jonathan can be found at www.jonathanlethem.com