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Asian Encounters booklet by Majnouna Asian Encounters booklet by Majnouna
Another handmade concertina with photos from ViÍt Nam, Laos and Thailand, and sketches from my travel diaries. The back of the concertina binding is printed with a frieze derived from Hmong batik motifs.

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Size: approximately 10x15 cm, portrait
Paper type: Ingres MBM (cover: Canson)
Paper weight: Not sure exactly, but feels around 150g/m2
Photos: lab printed, glossy paper
Sketches: printed, silver and gold highlights added by hand
Edition: 5 copies
Price: $25 including shipping
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:iconyeasty:
yeasty Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2012
cool
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:iconmajnouna:
Majnouna Featured By Owner May 24, 2012  Professional General Artist
:)
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:iconobject000:
object000 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Looks like a beautifully crafted book...
I see you've a few books you've made in your gallery, and I thought you might be interested in the group I've just started: :iconbook-arts:
(I don't think the 'join' button is working, but not me if your interested)

I saw some complaints in the comments about categorising book-based arts, and thats what set me off the other day, and then I found there was no group dedicated to book-arts either, so I started one!
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:iconmajnouna:
Majnouna Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2010  Professional General Artist
Ooh! Thank you, I'd love some ongoing inspiration on the subject, so I'll check it out!
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:iconobject000:
object000 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Glad to be of service! :)
And spread the word to other book-art-lovers...
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ColdDarkSilent Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2006
Very interesting book! I love the layout... all of these events complement each other greatly; it's definitely a lot more inspiring and delightful to see them all at once! The cover is very simple and neat, excelent color choice!
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:iconmajnouna:
Majnouna Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2006  Professional General Artist
Thanks a lot :) I love making these!
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:iconrahulgarware:
rahulgarware Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2006
A few years ago, I had hand made a similar booklet (in fact we had made 5) for the portfolio of a photographer friend of mine. It had hand made paper and the cover had a rajasthani design - white on mud brown. reminds me so much of that.
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:iconmajnouna:
Majnouna Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2006  Professional General Artist
Cool :)
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:iconbasixx:
basixx Featured By Owner May 2, 2006
wow. :clap:

just awesome and impressive work. :nod: i love how these different pictures, you put in there, work together.

keep up that great work! :)

:wave:

:+fav:
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:iconmajnouna:
Majnouna Featured By Owner May 4, 2006  Professional General Artist
Thank you, that's really sweet! :)
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:iconaaronredcat:
aaronredcat Featured By Owner May 1, 2006
beautiful!
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:iconmajnouna:
Majnouna Featured By Owner May 2, 2006  Professional General Artist
Cheers!
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:iconemperornortonii:
EmperorNortonII Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2006  Professional Traditional Artist
You put so much work into these!
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:iconmajnouna:
Majnouna Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2006  Professional General Artist
Glad it shows :) :faint:
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:iconfuturowoman:
futurowoman Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2006   Photographer
this is lovely! you've inspired me--i've been meaning to make some books using photos and ephemera from travels, but i haven't made the time. thanks for giving me a model to strive for! :)
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:iconmajnouna:
Majnouna Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2006  Professional General Artist
Sweet, that's good to hear! :D
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:iconmasonbee:
MasonBee Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2006  Professional Artisan Crafter
:clap:

Bravo, yet another beautifully produced book, and extremely well thought out.

Are you selling this one Etsy, like with the previous one?
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:iconmajnouna:
Majnouna Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2006  Professional General Artist
Thanks dear :)
Yes I am! I posted it there :D
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:iconmasonbee:
MasonBee Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2006  Professional Artisan Crafter
Good, Good!
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:icongiadrosich:
giadrosich Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2006  Professional Traditional Artist
What a beautiful presentation!

I love the way that you have designed the book, allowing the total package to be functional and ornamental. Your "craftwork" always astounds me, and your incorporation of all the various graphic elements into a cohesive whole makes me want to say:

"Yeeeeeehawwwww!"

Which is a Southern U.S. colloquialism for "great job!!!!"

:D
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:iconmajnouna:
Majnouna Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2006  Professional General Artist
Wow, thanks a lot! Coming from you such appreciation really means a lot :)
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:iconmagmanorn:
magmanorn Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2006
:envy: I wish I had pictures to fill mine. If I had one in the firstplace =P
Thats amazing though, its very pretty
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:iconmajnouna:
Majnouna Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2006  Professional General Artist
Hehe thanks :)
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:iconocalikecoca:
Ocalikecoca Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2006  Hobbyist Writer
Think this could better go in the cathegory Artisan Crafts>>Miscellaneous, not that this is something important. Beautiful work. :nod:
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:iconmajnouna:
Majnouna Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2006  Professional General Artist
Like I said in the description (:fork:), that category no longer exists.
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:iconocalikecoca:
Ocalikecoca Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2006  Hobbyist Writer
:fear: my God what a temper! :confused:
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:iconmajnouna:
Majnouna Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2006  Professional General Artist
Fear me! :katana:
I was joking around, however.
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:iconocalikecoca:
Ocalikecoca Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2006  Hobbyist Writer
I know, don't mind me. My brain was probably still sleeping cause I did read the description. Pffffffffff :sleepy: How weird is that!
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:iconmajnouna:
Majnouna Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2006  Professional General Artist
:lol: Maybe you thought you had dreamed it.
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:iconocalikecoca:
Ocalikecoca Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2006  Hobbyist Writer
:lmao: hahahahahah is possible.
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:icontalulahrose:
TalulahRose Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2006  Hobbyist Writer
That is really nice :)
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:iconmajnouna:
Majnouna Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2006  Professional General Artist
Thank you!
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:iconlenaraskin:
LenaRaskin Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2006
The idea and implementation are just great...
Faved for that :)
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:iconmajnouna:
Majnouna Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2006  Professional General Artist
Thank you :)
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:iconalene:
Alene Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2006  Professional General Artist
Your books are always so stylish! =) I love the way you've got photographs and sketches in this one!
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:iconmajnouna:
Majnouna Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2006  Professional General Artist
Thanks :D I had a lot of people sketches so it was a good opportunity!
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:iconphantasma66:
Phantasma66 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2006
wow, thats so awesome and creative. I might make something like that when i go to North Carolina. And If I ever have enough Money to go to Asia/Europe xD But that will be a long time from now :[
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:iconmajnouna:
Majnouna Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2006  Professional General Artist
Good luck to you then :)
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ToxicDutch Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2006  Hobbyist
You've done it again! it looks so cool. And its also got that lovely picture of the guy with the portrait in it^^
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:iconmajnouna:
Majnouna Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2006  Professional General Artist
:bow: Yes, one of my best I believe :)
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:iconcrushedlikefruit:
crushedlikefruit Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2006
looks great
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:iconmajnouna:
Majnouna Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2006  Professional General Artist
:)
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:iconrjupiter:
rjupiter Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2006   Photographer
that is great idea, very neat
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:iconmajnouna:
Majnouna Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2006  Professional General Artist
Thank you :)
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:iconnycterisa:
NycterisA Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
I really do like the way one side has the white-space and the other the contents. Very neat!
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:iconmajnouna:
Majnouna Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2006  Professional General Artist
Thanks a lot, I'm glad :)
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:iconengel08:
Engel08 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2006  Student General Artist
THere is no place for altered books or collages either evidently. One has to have a nice little talk with the gallery director I suppose. ^bleedsopretty Is doing a lovely job with her new placement as resource director.

Beautiful book. I like it a little bit more than your last one.
I'll watch for updates as far as sales are concerned.
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:iconobject000:
object000 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
I thought so to, so I've started: :iconbook-arts: !
It will rely on other people getting stuck in to become as great as it could be, so come on over!
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:iconmajnouna:
Majnouna Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2006  Professional General Artist
I'm going to post a suggestion about that. You're right, altered books need a space too.
Thanks :D The gallery where I'll be exhibiting wants to have a few copies on display there so they will probably melt away fast (fingers crossed!)
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