Wednesday, November 13, 2013

A tale from Transylvania

Hello again,

I wanted to post a few journals i made, and a photo album, all in one list. But there are so many details and stories that i would have feel sorry if i have done that. So...i choose to post each one of a time.

So first, and one of my favorite, is a diary called A tale from Transylvania.

Large leather journal, "A tale from Transylvania", Gothic style, with 640 pages (counting side by side)and 7.9x11inch (20.5x28cm), in gift box.

For the journal block I used 80g white paper. The sewing of the journal block was made by hand and for end paper I used brown silk paper. As very important and catching detail, edges of book block was carved by hand, antiqued and treated to look old with brown and gold color.

I made the cover using genuine leather, tooled by hand. The walls from front and back covers was carved by hand in cardboard and leather. Also the window bars in Gothic style, the landscape of tree in front of moon was made in leather and special cardboard and colored by hand.

Color of leather and shiny effect was made by hand using traditional solutions based on alcohol. There is nothing modern or chemicals in it. All the procedures were traditional. The result is what you see, a beautiful book with an Gothic style.

The idea was to create the sensation that you, from outside of the journal, are inside of an old castle, in the middle of Transylvania, deep in the Carpathian mountains, at the beginning of November... Your exterior world is inside the journal. The short story would be something like this... imagine a big dark room, in a medieval castle, the only light being a fireplace and an old vampire, hidden behind curtains wakes his progeny: "Child, wake up, look at the window, the moon between the branches shows that is almost midnight, it's time to go. Yes, unleash the beast from inside of you into the world that is inside the journal, write something memorable. In that way you'll be the beast in the dark world kept inside the book and you could be a better person inside your castle, the real world. "

If it matters to you, I the artisan, I am from Transylvania with roots in the mountains... this book is a already a full story for those who can read it .

I hope you will like as much as the person who has it right now loves it.

 That is all for now. I will get back soon with more posts.

Please feel free to contact me is you have questions regarding this journal. And if you have a dream diary that you want and you think i'm the man for the job, please feel free to contact me on my e-mail:

That's all folks :)


Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Chasing the Moon

Well my friends, it has been too long since I've posted some news.
It is time for me to show you one of my latest creations.
It has been made for a woman aviator who's incredible story motivated me to do this journal.
The metal pieces belong to her, and for the design, we've made quite a brain storming.
And this is what came up.

I love the phrase "Chasing the Moon", i think that it is one of the most inspired once i have ever heard.

Until next time (not too much time i hope), i wish you all my best.


Friday, July 12, 2013

The Bucket List

My dear friend, i just remembered that not too long ago i had an exciting custom oerder request.
One day i recived an email from someone telling me that he is in a quest of the perfect hybrid in bookbinding.
At first i didn't understand what he ment. Afther he explained what he needed i thought that it was an excelent idea and a new concept for me too.
He wanted a photo album combined with a diary, And he also wanted his family logo to be put on the cover of the album.
The interiour of the photo album it's printed with a model that he choose.
At first i didn't understand perfectly what it would be the porpouse of this "hybrid". And the explination came, and it's simple. He has a bucket list with all the places he want's to see and a lot of things to do.
And for that he needed a special journal. Beside that he wanted a photo album in wich to put all the photo he takes in all the places he goes from th bucket list.
So...his idea was to combine these twoo together.

And this is what came out.
I hope you like it, and love the idea!!!
If you are interested in this kind of photo album/journal, please email me and we can discouss all the details about how you want/imagine it would be.

Have a great day and a great weekend.


Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Cpt. Nemo's Log

I'm in a hurry but i thought that you would like to see one of my creations.
I called it Cpt. Nemo's Log. It is a comination between art nouveau and stempunk in a Gothic way :)).
Hope you enjoy it.

Have a great day.