Perceval Press publishing company was established 2002 with partner Pilar Perez – named for the knight from the legend of King Arthur. Based in Santa Monica, California, the press specializes in books of art, critical writing, and poetry.
Mortensen started Perceval Press to publish individuals that may otherwise have gone unnoticed and to do so without compromise while keeping prices as low as possible.
Perceval Press is known for its use of extremely high-quality printing materials and press procedures which are personally supervised by Mortensen himself, who has been called an “Indie Publishing Mogul” by the New York Times.
I go over all the books with a fine-tooth comb before they go out. – Viggo Mortensen
Perceval Press’s slate is diverse, exploring poetry, song, graphic and fine arts, photography, fiction and non-fiction, scholarly essays and literature. Some of the books and CDs are by Mortensen himself, or in collaboration with other artists.
Mortensen has publicly complained that his work on the film Appaloosa caused him to fall behind in his 2007 obligations to Perceval Press and its slate of artists
|Founder(s)||Viggo Mortensen and Pilar Perez|
|Headquarters||Santa Monica, California|
|Key people||Viggo Mortensen (Owner)|