July 02, 2012

Handmade Sketchbook

Sorry it's taken me so long to get back to you all.  It's been a little crazy as of late, between job hunting, working and helping putting together a competitive club Ultimate Frisbee team with two awesome guys in the Durham area been a little stressed.  Honestly can not even bring to mind last time I was able to sit and draw and be creative.  One of these days it'll be better.  But I digress here is the project that I was working on before everything went to crazy.  

I designed and developed a sketchbook serious that uses recycled sketchbook paper.  Between being a design student and love for odd shaped and textured paper I have a lot of half used sketchbooks and notebooks.  I pulled these pages out and created a cover and back out of chipboard, covered in wrapping paper and binned with an old tank top, heavy duty thread and duck tape.  A good friend of mine took these images for me of her loved sketchbook.  These creations have come out of my need to build something and love the playful nature.  I wanted to create a sketchbook that had a langue of it's very own, no two books are alike and allow the artist to build on this.  I know I write and draw in my sketchbooks and this seems to play host to those efforts easier than the uniformed typical notebooks.  

I have the jungle themed books as well as some dump-truck which are reinforced with black duck tape on the outside edges for those who have the drops; as a way to protect the edging and works within.  Most of the books I have created so far have around 50 assorted pages.  Please feel free to contact me if you are interested in one of these fabulous creations.

Details: assortment re-used paper, duck tape, heavy duty thread , re-used t-shirt, chipboard, craft glue.
Images donated by: Caroline Hill

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