08/12/2019

The Nautilus Manuscript for sale




My new baby is finally here.

Short:

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.
IVA/VAT included when applied (inside European Union).
Shippings to worldwide.

Please email me to naranjacorreo@gmail.com to place an order.


NEW! For USA you can also buy directly here: https://www.amarillostationery.com/shop/jose-naranja
Amarillo Stationery is an online shop based in USA. You can pay directly in USD. Domestic shipping from Chicago.

 

Long:

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.


Extra! @skybambi recorded this nice video flipping pages when she received her copy. 
You can watch it full here: https://www.instagram.com/p/CWyVTIUhu8M/
Or bellow in 5 parts:






Many thanks for reading.

16 comments:

Unknown said...

The Nautilus Manuscript has landed saftely. Number 8.
Well ... a short feedback is not something so simple ... with so much things to say !
First of all, the magic of the package is always a special instant, when discovering all details and add-ons coming with the manuscript itself.
Then the Nautilus Manuscript. The hand-made realization is really fabulous, with quality and something saying that this was done with love, carefull attention and full respect of the author creation.
Quality of the paper, its color more white than the Orange Manuscript (I have one also), quality of the print (contrasts, respect of the colors, precision). Could I say more ? Of course, and may be all the night... and during days !
In this numeric world, your manuscript is so precious (for example, myself, I am using paper agenda for years even if my smartphone, my laptop could take the job easier).
Thank you very much again for giving us the opportunity to plunge into your poetic and so inspiring world.
F.

Unknown said...

He comprado recientemente el Nautilus para regalárselo a mi marido. Realmente, ya sabía que el regalo sería un acierto, porque hace unos años él se autorregaló el Manuscrito Naranja. Ambos son una maravilla, la delicadeza y el detalle de sus ilustraciones, la riqueza de sus colores, la calidad del papel, su contenido...

El libro viene envuelto de manera cuidada, elegante y sencilla.

Un magnífico regalo para aficionados a pequeños y diferentes tesoros.

Petra Müller said...

The Orange manuscript and Natilius manuscript have already arrived. I am thrilled, it is a pleasure for me to hold these wonderful books in my hands. They are lovingly packaged, processed with high quality, they inspire me, I like to leaf through them, think about them and develop my own ideas. Thank you for the special notebooks, the special insight into your work and the fast delivery.

Juan said...

Un gran regalo para aquellos que les encanta viajar, para aquellos a los que el arte es una forma de vida y para los que disfrutan de las pequeñas cosas que el mundo tiene para ofrecer.

El trabajo de José es de una calidad excepcional, ojalá nos siga deleitando con tan increible trabajo.

Juan said...

Un gran regalo para aquellos que les encanta viajar, para aquellos a los que el arte es una forma de vida y para los que disfrutan de las pequeñas cosas que el mundo tiene para ofrecer.

El trabajo de José es de una calidad excepcional, ojalá nos siga deleitando con tan increible trabajo.

Probando said...

Llevaba tiempo dándole vueltas a adquirir algunos de los manuscrito de Jose Naranja, finalmente opté por el Nautilus y no puedo estar más contento con la compra.

Está cuidado hasta el más mínimo detalle: las ilustraciones, las composiciones, los textos e incluso los materiales y las calidades... hasta el paquete en el que te lo envía está cuidado al detalle.

El manuscrito en sí es genial, a mi recuerda al manuscrito Voinych, pero más artístico y con un toque matemático único y muy inspirador.

Como regalo o autoregalo para los amantes de tesoros es un acierto seguro.

The Charming Old Lady said...

Recibí el Manuscrito Naranja como regALo de cumpleaños y no pudo ser más acertado. Ha sido el mejor regALo (no sólo de cumpleaños) con el que me han obsequiado en mi vida. Es una auténtica obra de arte: historias increíbles contadas con gran ingenio y aderezadas con detalles, miniaturas y dibujos meticulosos, maravillosos y oníricos. Un deleite para los sentidos! Un Manuscrito que hijos y nietos heredarán y con el que disfrutarán al máximo.

Y qué decir del empaquetado! Se nota el mimo y el cuidado puesto en el más mínimo detalle. No puedo decir más que GRACIAS por semejante regALazo. Es tan tan tan inspirador!!!

A very precious gift, full of wonders and magic. A real treasure!!!

The Charming Old Lady said...

Recibí el Manuscrito Naranja como regALo de cumpleaños y no pudo ser más acertado. Ha sido el mejor regALo (no sólo de cumpleaños) con el que me han obsequiado en mi vida. Es una auténtica obra de arte: historias increíbles contadas con gran ingenio y aderezadas con detalles, miniaturas y dibujos meticulosos, maravillosos y oníricos. Un deleite para los sentidos! Un Manuscrito que hijos y nietos heredarán y con el que disfrutarán al máximo.

Y qué decir del empaquetado! Se nota el mimo y el cuidado puesto en el más mínimo detalle. No puedo decir más que GRACIAS por semejante regALazo. Es tan tan tan inspirador!!!

A very precious gift, full of wonders and magic. A real treasure!!!

Selma Reho said...

Have you ever been sucked into a book? This happened to me as soon I open The Nautilus Manuskript. It sparkles of ingenuity on every single page. The drawings, the watercolors, the headlines, the combination of colors, all are amazing. Did I mention the handwriting itself?! The love for journaling as well as for detailes can be seen and felt.
Thank you José for creating another "gem" very worthwile to collect.

Unknown said...

The Nautilus manuscript is such an amazing book - a true inspiration! I collect facsimile sketchbooks and I've never seen anything like this. The quality of the paper makes you feel like you're holding the original sketchbook. It's a real piece of art that I'll always treasure.

Ellen Honigstock said...

This perfect little sketchbook arrived in New York City from Spain in only three days. The craftsmanship was clearly done with love and care. It's one of the most wonderful things I've ever held in my hands. The detail in the drawings inspires me on every page.

Elveranomaslargo said...

It arrived to me very fast. I feel surprised with the quality of details in the drawings. Those stories bring me to the creative world inside Jose Naranja´s head.

Keep producing more notebooks please!

artjournalforrest said...

I am in receipt of the Natalis journal and as they say, good things come in small packages- and this promises to be a treasure trove! I ordered this for my husband to give me for Christmas, so I was only able to sneak a quick peek- but what I saw was awesome and I know I will be spending a lot of time pouring over this beautiful pages!

artjournalforrest said...

I am in receipt of the Natalis journal and as they say, good things come in small packages- and this promises to be a treasure trove! I ordered this for my husband to give me for Christmas, so I was only able to sneak a quick peek- but what I saw was awesome and I know I will be spending a lot of time pouring over these beautiful pages! Beautifully done!

David.C said...

I had the chance to get a copy of this a couple of days ago and im still mesmerized. I know Jose for so many years and there's not a single day where he doesn't impress me a bit more.

If you people liked the original manuscript, this Nautilus will simply blow your mind. I could stare at every page for hours and hours and still be impressed as the very first second. The thoughts, effort but specially care to detail behind the Nautilus is visible from the moment you get your hands into the manuscript till the very specific detail of how colors are used.

A masterpiece, that sooner or later any precious museum around the world will fight to own!

Jose Naranja, you've done it again. Hats off! 🎩🍊

Imelda said...

Received #157 ! The shipping was so fast! 3 days from Europe to Asia! Love the pages and the illustrations. Such a keeper. Love the handwriting and wish I could read spanish. Thank you so much for your dedication to your craft!