|little blue trim house...|
A neighborhood has many reasons for being loved... as does a town, a region, a state, a country. But when those feelings of connection and belonging shut out others, the area becomes a sort of gated community. That is the title and theme of this week's book-of-the-week, Gated Community.
The book is a slot and hinge book, the same structure as was used for the Week 34 book, White Gate. The cased-in cover is covered with pastepaper which was inspired by a little old house with blue trim in the Boylan Heights neighborhood of Raleigh, North Carolina. On the cover of the book is a photograph of a gate leading to a home in a small town in France. The pages are a smokey green handmade paper with hand painted imagery of iron gates and railings. The text was printed on the Pearl letterpress with 18-point Pacifica type.
The hinge pins were hand colored with watercolor crayons and cut to resemble buildings. The accordion hinge strips have cut outs to suggest windows and doors of these buildings. Each page has been letterpress printed with the name of a city.
|Pastepaper and photo on the cover...|
|Gated Community, title page|
Each page has the name of a city, a gate, and a railing. The other cities are...