Remember Deafmessanger? I reviewed one of these handmade notebooks from Prague a while back and loved it, but they were only sold at a few small shops in the US. Well now I am happy to report that my friends at LoveNotebooks are now distributing these beautiful journals, and sent me a sample to give away to a lucky reader:
Just gorgeous. I love the colors and all the found materials. It’s as if each journal is a scrapbook from the lives of characters in a novel that hasn’t been written yet, and you can imagine the story however you want.
From the description at LoveNotebooks:
Street smarts. That’s what Kucin, Czech artist, pastes, paints, stencils and stamps into each of his one-of-a-kind Deafmessanger journals. Based in Prague, Kucin makes his journals there by hand, tucking unexpected found objects in between the pages – recycled receipts, cancelled postcards, magazine pages, maps, photos and more. It’s these spontaneous bits of life that make the hand made journals unique works of art. Leafing through is like walking down a side street in the city. As marked on each Deafmessanger notebook they are not only made in Pargue they are made from Prague.
Deafmessanger’s graffiti inspired journals feature thick cardboard covers, scored and bent around pages that are bound with plastic combs. Elastic bands close the corners. Inside you will find a little pencil, page marker, random quotes and all sorts of tidbits. There is a nice balance of blank pages and decorated ones, enough to inspire your own collecting and soul searching.
Three sizes and various designs are available at LoveNotebooks. At $19.95-29.95, these will not be the cheapest journals you’ve ever bought, but for a unique and beautiful artwork, I think it’s a great value.
But if you want to win one for free, here’s how to enter the giveaway:
On Twitter, follow Notebook Stories and tweet something containing the words “Deafmessanger,” “@LoveNotebooks” and “@NotebookStories.”
On Facebook, “like” the Notebook Stories page and post something containing the word “Deafmessanger” on my wall.
On your blog, post something containing the word “Deafmessanger,” “LoveNotebooks” and “NotebookStories” and link back to this post.
The deadline for entry is Friday April 29 at 11:59PM, EST.
Winners will be posted on Facebook and Twitter. Good luck everyone!