Sunday, November 23, 2014

Week 47: The Peace Garden

    The book-of-the-week for Week 47 is a tiny book... barely 3 inches square titled The Peace Garden.

A cord-bound book with a green leather spine piece, it's front coverboard is solid green handmade paper and the back coverboard is a colorful pastepaper. Inside, the endpapers are a moss-like collagraph print. The text paper was handmade by the German company, Hahnemuhle. Every page that doesn't have a pastepainted surface is letterpress printed over the entire surface of the page with the mantra...Come into this garden where PEACE grows. 

The type is 14-point Italian Oldstyle italic font, and the ink is a shade of brown. The type was printed uneven and smudged to indicate age, decay, and distress... as if the ideals within the tiny book were hard to obtain. 

The Peace Garden.
Just that.  
Imagine it. 

This book is part of a boxed set of two books and an object, all housed in a double-hinged, three compartment "magic box." More next week...

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