A client from Italy emailed me with specifics about a notebook she wanted to have ready for her mother’s birthday in June. Her mother likes to bake cakes and cookies, so the illustrations should have been about sweets. She chose the papers for the covers and I took some pics here to study the possible results. I had some hard time deciding the subject for the pop-up and finally ended up with a cake. Yesterday she emailed me telling […]
So, a client asked me a journal with pockets, A5 size, starting from this one, with some pages to use as photo album. About the cover: he chose the paper among the classic ones I always have ( Grafiche Tassotti). I used a blue fabric for the spine and part of the covers as I did in a recent photoalbum/journal. He wanted to add somewhere in the journal 4 poems he actually personalized for his girlfriend. (So romantic!). I decided to […]
It’s a custom journal-photoalbum a client asked me. He’s a journalist and loves to write about his baby daughter and wanted something to keep things together: photos, letters, notes etc. He also wanted something related to his hometown in southern Spain and to the Mediterrean Sea. So we decided it would be half journal, half photoalbum, with pockets. In this post I showed and explained the project to him, he accepted them, so I went on. I finally felt I had to […]
My client wanted a functional diary: half notebook, half photo-album, with pockets. When she saw the daisy paper she asked me to use it for the cover and for some boxes I’ll post tomorrow. COVER// Hard cover. The beautiful paper is from Grafiche Tassotti. The spine and the corners are protected by green fabric. PAGES +PHOTOALBUM//Half of the diary has light cream blank pages (72g) while the other half is a photo-album, with heavier paper (200g) + vegetal paper. As you […]
This A6 diary was made for a client as a birthday present for a friend. He chose among my agendas the one with the cut edges, but he wanted something more..like some surprise inside. So I used the same decoration on the cover for the illustrations that are inside, on the vegetal paper pages. There’s a vegetal paper with an illustration each 8 plain pages. The cover is simple red cardboard. The flyleaves are also cardboard (double sided color black/white). […]
A6 size for this diary/photoalbum, a present thought for a very classy lady. As you can see, I covered the cardboard with my beloved Grafiche Tassotti paper. In the main diary there are no illustrations, just plain pages. Inside the pocket on the left, there’s a little photo album with a poem from Antonio Machado, who was appointed to me as one of my client’s favorite poets. I used the same Tassotti paper to cover three little boxes that go […]
A6 size, dark and sexy diary made for a female client who, I’m told, loves exotic flavours. The black paper I used to cover the cardboard is handmade and comes from India, the little silver-colored spots are embossed on the surface. The first two and last two pages are fashioned as a photo album. Every 8 pages there’s a handmade illustration on vegetal paper. All the drawings feature different part of the same image. I did that illustration during my […]
I made this special notebook for a harpsichord teacher/musician friend, a present her boyfriend asked me to produce especially for her. The occasion was the late feast of the Epiphany. I would like to point out that here in Spain, the Epiphany feast is more known as “Reyes magos”, or simply “Reyes”, which is kind of a big deal and more important even than Christmas when it comes to presents. Well, what a digression…isn’t it?! Back to the present: I knew she […]
“Second Edition” of this prototype, now created for a specific client. In this occasion I changed the illustrations, which obviously are not about my trip in Asia, but about flowers. 15×10 cm, traditional cord binding system. I bought the paper in the Tiger shop here in Madrid.
Here we go with this lovely, weird yet unique hardcover photo album. It took me a lot to get all the materials and to decide how to do it. Well, in the end it’s very simple: you choose where to put the pictures. I used Tassotti paper for the hard cover and Canson violet paper (180mg) for the pages. Traditional cord book binding system.