Photo Album Journal

It’s a custom journal-photoalbum a client asked me. He’s a journalist and loves to write about his baby daughter and wanted something to keep things together: photos, letters, notes etc. He also wanted something related to his hometown in southern Spain and to the Mediterrean Sea.
So we decided it would be half journal, half photoalbum, with pockets. In this post I showed and explained the project to him, he accepted them, so I went on.
I finally felt I had to add something more, so I started cutting pieces from the flyleaves and repeated the same decoration on the cover paper, fitting the name of the baby among the flowers.
Regarding the cover, I could have put the flower paper all over the surface, but then I thought that the vertical “thin line” of paper was more visible that way than if it would have covered all the surface. Instead of putting little triangles of fabric on the corners, I choose to cover vertically the edge.
Hope you’ll like it ;)

A6 size, dark and sexy diary made for a female client who, I’m told, loves exotic flavours.

The black paper I used to cover the cardboard is handmade and comes from India, the little silver-colored spots are embossed on the surface. 

The first two and last two pages are fashioned as a photo album. Every 8 pages there’s a handmade illustration on vegetal paper. All the drawings feature different part of the same image.

I did that illustration during my visit of the “Hall of the Dancing girl”, Banteay Srei Temple, Cambodia. The hall was full of columns, each column had one dancing girl like this at each side. There was some magic there…so I sat on the floor and started to draw one of this bas-relief. And here it is ;)

There is also a special greeting card (since this is birthday present) that goes with this diary. It has a little flap to pull it out of the envelope.

Again, I hope you’ll like it!