This simple and worn book is made of a wonderful piece of leather recovered from a travel suitcase. It was made to preserve the entire original aspect of the leather and the history that it carries. It has the beautiful color of aged leather and various surface marks and scratches that show its personality and the charm of a book with history. The design of the book is deliberate minimal, to allow the beauty of this old leather to appear unaltered.
The spine was thoroughly decorated and made to resemble that of an old book, with raised bands that give it an historical look. It is covered with black leather, hand tooled with gold foil and painted with leather paints.
The book measures 10.2 x 7.3 inches (26 x 18.5 cm). It is filled with artist quality paper (Fabriano) and has 100 pages (200 sides). The paper has 200 gsm, is light grey, acid free, hand torn and works for any media, including ink and watercolor.
The endpapers are made of hand marbled paper with a beautiful veins pattern. The headbands were hand-sewn from black and gold thread.
This book is unique. It is the beauty of the materials that makes it so special and authentic. It is an art object, I hope you will love it once you’ll meet it.