Monday, September 6, 2010

Levi-Strauss Project

Here are some photos of the two journals I was commissioned to make by the Levi-Strauss. They approached just 8 bookbinders out of many and asked us to create 2 journals, minimum size of 10x10 inches and 72 pages. The journals will be given to women around the world who have changed their or others lives in a dramatic way, basically celebrating the power of women! Of course I was thrilled to participate!
The black and white journal is covered in japanese paper with a bright pink lotka paper from Nepal inside. I loved not only the play with the black and white vs. colour but using two different papers from two different places in the world. Both beautiful but both different.
The green journal is covered in a satin embroidered fabric from India, the back cover is black. I liked the simplicity but I wanted to let the cover really shine.


  1. What a wonderful idea for such beautiful journals. Kudos to yourself and Levi Strauss.
    Thank you for stopping by my blog. I am pleased to have such a special artisan follow my blog.

  2. thank you both so much! it was a treat working on this project.