My new baby is finally here.
The goal of this book is to reproduce my original notebooks in a way people from all the world can have them in their hands. Same size, paper, cover, touch and feeling.
Tittle: The Nautilus Manuscript / El manuscrito Nautilus
Size: 14 x 9 x 2,5 cm
Number of pages: 208
Paper: Vergè (laid) 100g/m2
Cover: Hard, black color and real leather
Bookbinding: Bound by hand
Each copy is numbered and signed.
Price: 325 EUR
Certified shipping included.
Shippings to worldwide
Please email me to email@example.com to place an order.
Five years after the release of The Orange Manuscript my second notebook for sale is now real and touchable.
I went all in during this project and I did it with pleasure and full passion. Countless cycles to take care of every detail extended the process a lot of time. Too much indeed. But it was worth. Actually it's the only way to do things properly.
I was offering to publish it under a few of those "top publishing houses". This would save me a lot of manufacturing work and another way to offering it to the public. However industrial process can't guarantee valuable details and accuracy. Mass process kills the essence: Love in the making.
Therefore I decided the production to remain full manual. This is time consuming and brings much higher costs but the result keeps the soul of my original notebooks. As I always say, making your own notebooks adds an unique and special feeling and link.
I found a small workshop with good professionals who take care of the bookbinding. Yes, still some of these business are alive nowadays. Slow method but so worth in quality.
Cover is made with real leather in black color. Endpapers, ribbons and all details add touch of magic here and there.
As for the printing I did incalculable tests in all kind of printers shops. I chose the best of the best and the print quality shocked me every time I see closely. Thanks technology to make this possible! And also thanks to the man from the printer who helped me a lot to manage the process.
And it's THICK.
The Nautilus binnacle during its fascinating odyssey along the Cosmos together with another stories worth telling.
And that's how I see myself, traveling the world and time through unexplored scenes and taking notes of what I feel. The illusory world of ideas. No less illusory is the territory of written pages.
The facsimile collects copies of my notebook pages from 2015 to 2019. Notes, ideas, memories, experiences and difficult to catalog stuff fill the pages. Many of these spreads can be seen in the draft or finished during my posts in Instagram. It's written mostly in Spanish and some pages in English. All full visual.
Here an overview of all the pages together:
I'm so happy to complete this personal project and now I can share it with the world.
Many thanks for reading.