After showing at the Bookworks show at the San Francisco Public Library, I finally am able to give my grandchildren the book I made for them. Here are the photos of the book. The structure is a star book with covers decoupaged with pages from discarded books written in English, German, Spanish and French. I also added cancelled stamps of writers Shakespeare, Dickinson, Dante and Lanier and other stamps concerning communication and adventure. The inner pages were made using Canson mi-tientes colored papers and the ribbon from a taffeta fabric leftover. The blackletter calligraphy with sumi ink using a brause nib on Fabriano text. This book was conceived as a final project for the Ward Dunham and Linnea Lundquist blackletter calligraphy class.
I wrote the text influenced by the phrase of Aristophanes 'By words the mind has wings'.