Celebrating the art of storytelling and the craft of bookmaking
Great design books are treasured and live on to spark design innovation and shape our experience and understanding of the world.
About ORO Editions
ORO editions publishes highly acclaimed award winning illustrated books specializing in architecture, urban planning, landscape, art photography, academia and a growing list of culturally stimulating disciplines and topics.
Creating and collaborating with a diverse range of talented authors and designers, from small projects to multi-title programs for global design practices, ORO has published 400+ titles over the last 12+ years while established a global distribution program which brings each book to the world market through a carefully articulated marketing program.
Enlightening our readership with a broad range of what design publishing constitutes, ORO seeks out the finest authors, designers, thought leaders and content creators in their respective disciplines in an effort to build innovative titles that elude commercial stereotypes.
Recognized and widely admired for superb quality and excellent production values, ORO has and continues to push the upper limits of what can be achieved in the timeless realm of print media.
ORO Editions provides a sophisticated range of traditional and custom publishing services comprised of a wide spectrum of complimentary functions driven by unique flexibility and responsiveness to each individual project.
ORO’s global network and strong production resources are at the heart of its operations. These assets provide the essential components required to meet the specific needs and creative challenges of each project. ORO’s multidisciplinary approach to design, research and content creation and hands on production values, provides unique character to each and every publication with an eye to express the individuality of each of its client/authors in the print medium. Through collaborative graphic design, editorial excellence and the finest quality in prepress, printing and production, coupled with a rigorous international marketing and distribution program, we pride ourselves on the production of high value, timeless books. Dedicated to crafting superior quality books, ORO strives to provide each client with an exceptional publication producing a distinctively aesthetic and tactile experience.
ORO Editions is based in the San Francisco Bay Area providing services in design, editorial, production and marketing through satellite offices in New York, Montreal, Singapore, Buenos Aires, Hong Kong and Shenzhen—flexibly positioning ourselves to work closely with clients and reaching international audiences. Our growing collection of books is distributed worldwide through our global distribution network which features localized warehousing across 5 continents.
Our bright, forward-thinking, award-winning graphic designers. from visual identity to large format art volumes.
With decades of experience in the publishing and printing industries, we understands how powerfully a message can be conveyed.
Throughout the past 25 years, ORO has produced some of the most important books in the illustrated-book marketplace.
With working partners on six continents, ORO’s international distribution network offers unparalleled reach and visibility
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About the Founder
ORO, taken for the Spanish word for ‘gold’, is the inspiration of founder and executive publisher Gordon Goff, is founded on a principle of building lovingly hand crafted books which exude creativity and employ the highest standards of quality in an effort to express a deeper perspective and reveal the soul of design.
Goff began his career in publishing in the mid 80’s in Singapore where he launched Palace Press International with his younger brother Raoul, which over a period of 20+ years, grew into a very successful book production and high quality illustrated book packaging house developing, producing and printing 1000’s of titles for the likes of Penguin Studio, Harper Collins, Random House, Chronicle Books, Rizzoli, Thames and Hudson, Callaway Arts and Entertainment and many more. Working from this international platform the Goff brothers later launched Mandala Publishing and Insight Editions both of which have gone on to become top tier publishing houses in their respective fields.
Officially launched in 2006, ORO quickly became an award winning and internationally recognized publishing firm, producing bespoke publications featuring the work of global design practices, master architects and a wide range of landscape and urban design professionals. Over the last 12 years ORO has designed and published over 400+ distinct titles, emerging as a global leader in the publication of design and applied research based academic publications.
ORO’s editorial and design team is founded on the concept of close collaboration with authors operating under a unique approach to create printed works of lasting value while providing hands on customer service through the design and production of each publication, insuring that each book accurately reflects the creative vision of the author while offering the highest quality craftsmanship in the book making process.
ORO Editions editorial platform is concentrated on design, architecture, landscape architecture, urban planning, and photography fueling the growing dialogue on inventive built environments and sustainable private and public space through bold visual presentation. ORO editions and its sister imprints, Applied Research and Design Publishing and Goff Books are part of an integrated group of publishing imprints designed to address all facets of the publishing marketplace.
ORO editions will review book proposals in the fields of architecture and landscape architecture, design, urbanism, and photography. Proposals should be presented in the form of an annotated table of contents (three-to-four-page table of contents with a brief description of every chapter).
Please also include an author’s C.V. and/or biographical statement; survey of comparable books; and sample art in low or hi-res PDF. Some indication as to whether or not you own rights to the illustrations, and if not, if you have access to the required illustrations. We prefer that submissions are sent via email with attachments. If you have large files a link to Dropbox or other cloud based storage is preferred. We try to review all submissions timely and typically respond to proposals within 10 working days if not sooner.
If you prefer to send your submission in hard copy format you can send via mail with a self addressed return envelope to:
ORO editions, attn.: Editorial Dept, 31 Commercial Blvd, Suite F, Novato, CA 94949.
For email submissions please send to: firstname.lastname@example.org