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02 January 2012 @ 12:17 pm
Title: six to eight
Size: 4" x 5"
# of Pages: 80
Description: fact: sergio is terrified of spiders. also praying mantis...es. also grasshoppers. i like bees, though, being the king of bees. anyway. featuring 65lb white paper perfect for drawing or writing, bug-green cardstock endpages, and gorgeous hand-drawn insects (butterfly, spider, mantis, bee, ladybug, caterpillar, grasshopper) on the white cardstock covers, this book is, frankly, ADORABLE.
Price: 12.00USD
Shipping US: 2.85



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02 January 2012 @ 12:16 pm
Title: School Project
Size: 4" x 5"
# of Pages: 80
Description: reminescent of an elementary school project with tennis ball suns and a lot of glue, this beautiful little book, with its 65lb white pages, is just perfect for drawing or writing about the stars. the covers are natural chipboard and lovely blue paper with a design of planets and stars. the endpages are black cardstock, and there are two dangling black ribbon bookmarks with silver and blue star charms.
Price: 12.00USD
Shipping US: 2.85



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02 January 2012 @ 11:36 am
Title: Rawr! Dinosaur! Rawr!
Size: 4" x 5"
# of Pages: 80
Description: THIS BOOK WILL EAT YOU AND CRUNCH UP THE BONES. unless it would prefer some lettuce or something. whatever. or maybe both. maybe it will eat you with lettuce. dinosaurs are very versatile. either way it's a pretty rad, wonderfully sturdy book perfect for even bloodthirsty small children, with 65lb white pages and blue cardstock endpages. the covers are natural chipboard and cardstock, painted with watercolour pencils and featuring hand-drawn dinosaurs. book opens flat.
Price: 12.00USD
Shipping US: 2.85



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10 December 2011 @ 07:29 pm
Title: Vanille Chat
Size: 4" x 5"
# of Pages: 80
Description: a rather fancier book. you can tell it's fancy because it's french. no. sergio likes cats, all his clothes are covered in cat hair, he is covered in cat scratches, his pantry has more cat food than bookbinder food. but this book IS fancy, and exquisitely beautiful, with 65lb white pages made for crisp ink. the covers are white cardstock with elegant cat silhouettes (also french! i think) drawn by sergio. the spine is covered with high quality cialux (italian! not french) black bookcloth. book comes with a black ribbon bookmark from which dangles a shiny purple cat charm.
Price: 12.00USD
Shipping US: 2.85



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10 December 2011 @ 06:13 pm
Title: the bookbinder is hungry
Size: 4" x 5"
# of Pages: 80
Description: use this book as a diary and tell it all your dirty secrets about what you ate at the christmas party! sergio really was starving when he thought of this. the problem with sergio and being hungry is that he is only ever hungry for two things: cake, and, um, subway. he's untrustworthy when it comes to healthy eating. anyway. THIS BOOK is suuuuuper cute and the perfect gift during the food-enriched holidays. with sturdy white cardstock pages stitched with beeswax coated, heavy thread, it's perfect for drawing in miniature or writing down your most intimate (cake-related) thoughts (all of sergio's thoughts are cake-related). the endpages are awesome bright pink cardstock and the covers are natural chipboard and white cardstock with HAND-DRAWN designs by sergio. the book opens flat.

do you have some cookies?
Price: 12.00USD
Shipping US: 2.85



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10 December 2011 @ 05:45 pm
Title: Good Dawg
Size: 3" x 4"
# of Pages: 80
Description: a PROMO BOOK! *gasp* also a football book. it could just be a generic football book but sergio is from georgia, and georgians are remarkably special about football. *mild* THIS BOOK, however, is SPECIAL, because it's a promotional book! that means it's HALF PRICE! yup! no shit, man. in spite of it being truly gorgeous (football fans and players alike are allowed to use this word, and allowed to purchase handbound books. deny me this, i will cut you) and well-made. there are 80 65lb white pages hand-sewn with beeswax-coated thread, with red cardstock endpages. the covers are natural chipboard and paper with a football design; the bookmark is tough dark brown leather with a football charm. this book will definitely withstand the worst of the season. book opens flat.
Price: 8.00USD
Shipping US: 2.85
Shipping elsewhere: 4.75



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11 September 2011 @ 02:56 pm
Title: the dead of night
Size: 4" x 5"
# of Pages: 200
Description: recently sergio's city was flooded! *gasp!* it's not an unusual occurence, nor was the 3 day power outage in sergio's house, nor were the WACKY CREATIVE SHENANIGANS IN THE DARK that sergio engaged in. sergio lives in georgia, land of natural disaster, and happens to quite enjoy making stuff by candlelight while less fortunate cities nearby get evacuated, poor fellows. this is a very beautiful pocket-sized book with 200 pages in alternating mottled and speckled ivory shades, with black cardstock endpages. the covers and closed spine are natural chipboard covered with a very gorgeous, dark blue sponged paper that has a really fractal feel to it. it has a shiny black ribbon bookmark with a translucent blue bead charm at the end.

however, while the book is structurally sound (despite being made by the light of six tealights), the paper used for the cover was unfortunately thinner than i had thought. so as you can see in the photos, there are cracks and rips in the paper on the spine (like streaks of lightning in a storm! or like rips in the cursed paper). i severely doubt that these will ever, with use, tear fully and break the cover-paper (i've had it happen before with books i made for myself, you see); however, their presence has lowered the price. the book would've been 30USD and is now 12USD. =( my apologies. it's still a worthwhile book, and is still functional, sturdy, and beautiful.
Price: 12.00USD
Shipping US: 2.85
Shipping elsewhere: 4.75




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14 June 2011 @ 05:01 pm
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Title: Erzulie Fréda
Size: 4 x 5 inches
# of Pages: 148
Description: Exposed spine, 148 24lb white pages with torn edges, gold 65lb cardstock endpages, white veve on pink cover hand-painted in acrylics by Sergio. It would be a terrible mistake to assume that Erzulie Fréda, being a flirtatious pale-skinned woman clothed in the finest silk and jewels, draped in shades of pink and white, with a heart for a veve, is weak; she is extremely powerful and dangerous, perhaps the most beautiful and sensual of all the lwa, and beloved and feared by men and women alike. She is beauty, certainly, and love and sex, but she is also art and inspiration, almost as though she is human. She is your dreams and your hopes. And furthermore, she is a fine woman who appreciates fine things, and fine men--indeed she is married to three, and has the golden wedding rings to show it. *dry* And yet she is a virgin, comparable to Mary, not necessarily physically but in that her love for the world and for everyone is all-encompassing and pure. It is for this reason that she can never be truly happy, even with all her beauty and luxury; on her shoulders she carries the world and all its misery, and takes it all in, and weeps.
Price: 35.00 USD
Notes: 75% of proceeds go to Doctors Without Borders/Medecins Sans Frontieres
Shipping [United States]: 4.95 USD (priority mail)
Shipping [elsewhere]: 5.65 USD (first-class international)



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12 June 2011 @ 01:08 pm
explanation of this project

Title: Papa Legba
Size: 4 x 5 inches
# of Pages: 148
Description: Exposed spine, 148 24lb white pages with torn edges, black 65lb cardstock endpages, black veve on red cover hand-painted in acrylics by Sergio. Can't do nothin' without Papa Legba: he is the gatekeeper, the one who decides whether we are allowed access to the lwa. He stands at the crossroads of this world and the spirit world, an old, beloved man with a cane and a big straw hat, and usually a nice pipe. He is communication, speaking all the languages of the humans so that he can better go between the worlds. In rituals he will invoked first and last, because he's the only one with the keys. (Also, he taught Robert Johnson to play guitar. I consider this an all-around okay deal. After all, what's your soul in exchange for the blues?)
Price: 35.00 USD
Notes: 75% of proceeds go to Doctors Without Borders/Medecins Sans Frontieres
Shipping [United States]: 4.95 USD (priority mail)
Shipping [elsewhere]: 5.65 USD (first-class international)



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09 June 2011 @ 04:16 pm
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Title: Maman Brigitte
Size: 4 x 5 inches
# of Pages: 148
Description: Exposed spine, 148 24lb white pages with torn edges, red 65lb cardstock endpages, purple veve on black cover hand-painted in acrylics by Sergio. Maman Brigitte is the pale-skinned green-eyed wife of Baron Samedi and the protector of graves: the first woman buried in a Haitian cemetary is given to Maman Brigitte. Because she is of death, and death is such a close associate of life, she will, like her husband, come to aid the ill if asked. Maman Brigitte is a very harsh stern woman, despite the laughing filth of her husband and her own tendency to be as obscene as she possibly can (which, for the lwa, is pretty damn obscene), and she has a fondness for extremely hot peppered rum. Aaaand, okay, it is said that she rubs hot peppers on her genitals. Hey, I personally would not but I am also not about to argue with her. She is firm, but she is fair, and kind to you, so long as you are not especially stupid at her or the dead.
Price: 35.00 USD
Notes: 75% of proceeds go to Doctors Without Borders/Medecins Sans Frontieres
Shipping [United States]: 4.95 USD (priority mail)
Shipping [elsewhere]: 5.65 USD (first-class international)



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