This handmade journal is for those of you who have ever dreamed of traveling to outer space. It’s a perfect choice for preserving your thoughts and dreams in something that is sure to become a prized possession. The book is part of a limited edition of twelve and is signed by the artist (that’s me!).
- Book size: 6 ?” x 5”
- Usable page size: 6 ¼” x 4 ¾”
- Pages: 64 hand-torn pages (128 front and back)
The bookcloth on the cover of this journal, with its inset spaceship badge, mimics the look and feel of a spacesuit (no astronauts were harmed in the making of this journal). The end pages of the book are from a vintage Isaac Asimov book, “Stars”, which includes wonderful illustrations of the planets and constellations. Each journal incorporates a different set of pages, making each one truly one-of-a-kind.
*** With your purchase, you will receive a gel pen in your choice of gold, silver, or white – perfect for writing your space notes on the black pages! ***
The binding used is an exposed-stitch binding called the Coptic stitch. This ancient Egyptian binding allows the pages to lay completely flat, which makes for ease of use. The black and red Irish waxed linen thread used in the binding adds to the drama of this book, which helps to create a binding that’s not only functional, but also attractive.
The pages are composed of two different types of paper, both of which are made of a 100% recycled text-weight paper containing 30% post consumer content. And if that isn’t eco-friendly enough for you, the paper was manufactured by a family-owned paper mill using 100% hydroelectric power. These text-weight papers have a nice, smooth surface that takes pen, pencil, and other media well.
This journal was handcrafted using traditional bookbinding techniques and is meant to last a lifetime. All of my books are made using only the finest acid-free and archival materials. Your story is waiting to be told and you deserve a book that will become a treasured heirloom.