This is a tall 7x11 Red Leather Journal. It has a raised panel front and paneled spine. This one is fitted with a decorative filigree that has been recessed in the center and pyramid studs on the corners. The inside text-block is high quality white drawing paper and the the head and tail have hand-sewn headbands. Paraffin coated marbled paper for the end-sheets and a rounded back with four supported cords.
This book is designed to fit 20 standard size postcards in the paper corners. They fit very snug and hold on tightly, with a closure to keep everything in place when you're traveling. Then you can open it up and display your collection! The display pops out and the postcards actually sit back-to-back so you don't even see the backs.
The cover is artist-grade canvas, leather, linen, and a reprinted vintage map of Italy. The inside green paper is handmade with loads of texture and very heavy so that it easily supports the postcards.
After messing around with vinyl records for quite a while I came up with two techniques of manipulating the material to create imagery on the record itself. One style is called 'Liquid Letters', where the raised lines stay shiny and the background goes matte. The other style is called 'Sunken Script'. The image is sunken into the record and the background stays shiny instead.
These books are samples made with the logo and lyrics from the band Icon for Hire. The books are, as it's called, bound on boards. The record itself acts as the cover. The dimensions of the books are 14x9x1 cm and they have 192 pages/sides.
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Hop over to my Etsy Shop to order one of these with your own name, quote, logo or design! You can choose between 8 vibrant colors, two techniques, two cover layouts and 5 fonts!