Monday, 14 September 2009

Yann - 6

Too many photos, no words, but this is a long story to tell. Yann, all finished, with box and everything. This has been one of my all time favourite projects. This year has been a huge learning experience to me, I'm re-learning to be me and do the things I love. This I love:

full leather binding of Yann Andréa Steiner by Marguerite Duras, bound by Kaija Rantakari / paperiaarre.com
full leather binding of Yann Andréa Steiner by Marguerite Duras, bound by Kaija Rantakari / paperiaarre.com
full leather binding of Yann Andréa Steiner by Marguerite Duras, bound by Kaija Rantakari / paperiaarre.com
full leather binding of Yann Andréa Steiner by Marguerite Duras, bound by Kaija Rantakari / paperiaarre.com
full leather binding of Yann Andréa Steiner by Marguerite Duras, bound by Kaija Rantakari / paperiaarre.com
full leather binding of Yann Andréa Steiner by Marguerite Duras, bound by Kaija Rantakari / paperiaarre.com
full leather binding of Yann Andréa Steiner by Marguerite Duras, bound by Kaija Rantakari / paperiaarre.com
full leather binding of Yann Andréa Steiner by Marguerite Duras, bound by Kaija Rantakari / paperiaarre.com
full leather binding of Yann Andréa Steiner by Marguerite Duras, bound by Kaija Rantakari / paperiaarre.com
full leather binding of Yann Andréa Steiner by Marguerite Duras, bound by Kaija Rantakari / paperiaarre.com
full leather binding of Yann Andréa Steiner by Marguerite Duras, bound by Kaija Rantakari / paperiaarre.com
If you have questions about the book, or just questions in general, I'll do my best to answer them in the comments or by email.

20 comments:

  1. Outstanding!
    I wish I knew how to make books the way you do!!

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  2. Absolutely amazing. I am totally speechless. So well done.

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  3. Voi kuinka upea kokonaisuus ja hieno laatikko!

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  4. So beautiful and inspiring! Thanks for sharing the process.

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  5. This is incredibly beautiful! I love the box construction and all of your careful attention to detail.

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  6. this is amazingly beautiful Kaija. What a talent you have.

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  7. how stunning is this! it's perfect kaija. x

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  8. Kiitos että olet. Sinusta tulee vielä Sinä.

    Parasta,

    k.

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  9. It's so beautiful! I love how the inlay from the book cover continues onto the box.

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  10. I don't think I can think of anything to say that hasn't already been said, other than - holy crap, that rocks!

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  11. Outstanding. It's beautiful, enchanting, magical.

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  12. So beautiful!!! A great job. I love the blue of the leather.
    How do you print letters on leather??
    Lovely box. PERFECT

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  13. Thank you everyone for such a lovely response! It means the world to me.

    Ibb, I haven't forgotten your email, just busy and blah here. The letters aren't printed, they're tiny back-pared leather onlays=they're cut from leather pared paper thin and stuck on the cover leather, which in turn will (after some magic) be pared a little so that the letters sink in.

    You can see the cut letters in the Yann -2 post, or here: http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_QIxGCSro-Pc/Sog9Q5fzkAI/AAAAAAAAB5c/p0-4v2VSb48/s1600-h/yann12.JPG

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  14. Thanks kaija! I think is so a fine work.

    My email: ibabe @ telepolis . com

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  15. it is beautiful, and i've enjoyed seeing your posts as you made it. thank you for sharing!

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  16. The text strip is genious ! You mentioned that it's for a competition ? any way to follow that somewhere ?

    Am biased with the book since blue is my all time favourite colour - but I can almost feel the leather texture !

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  17. pikku, I'll keep you updated here on the blog. At the moment I only know my book has arrived safely and on time. I'm expecting to know more some time in November.

    The blue really is gorgeous, even better in real life :)

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  18. Hi Kaija,
    Hope you're feeling evermore settled in your new home!
    The completed Yann is exquisite! And it has been a real treat being able to follow the process from start to finish here - thank you!

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  19. Hi Suzanne,
    Thank you for your kind words and the lovely matchbox letter post you wrote :)

    Settling in has gone pretty well so fare, but I still don't have proper daylight in my home. I haven't really felt like taking photos with inadequate lighting. And I've been lazy and having a social life (*gasp*), so there hasn't been much to blog about. I'll be back, eventually. I'm missing you all already.

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  20. Prachtig kunstwerk! Ja kom op dit is toch niet zomaar een boek maar een kunstwerk!

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