Journal Collaboration: Nature and Space

Posted on Nov 8, 2016 in Blog
Journal Collaboration: Nature and Space

I was thrilled a few months ago when my friend Katie, from Punk Projects, asked me to do a journal collaboration/swap with her. We cooked up making a square accordion book so we could practice our book making skills and end up with something a little bit different.

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Since we are complete nerds about this sort of thing, we each made a book, worked in it, then mailed it to the other. I worked on the book she made while she worked on the book I made. Then we swapped again, returning each book to her maker. At this swap both of the books were fairly full and it turned out Katie had them both so she snapped a few pics of them together before she returned the book she made to me. We each ended up with the book the other one made.

Through the process of making these, two themes emerged. The book I made that Katie gets to keep became a space journal. The journal she made that I’m keeping became a nature journal.

These are pages from the front side of my book.

darwin

shrooms

seahorses

fish-flying

Here’s the back side of my book with Katie’s book. (Her book is the blue cover one.)

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I’m just so sorry you can’t hold either of them in your hands because they are so amazing.

As soon as we finished, I asked her what we were collaborating on next. 😉 Stay tuned to find out!!

If you want to see all of Katie’s book, head over to her post to see all the details.

8 Comments

  1. May
    November 8, 2016

    Both are breath taking. What a creative idea to bring to completion.

    • mgranade
      November 8, 2016

      Thanks! 🙂

  2. Stephanie Dodson
    November 8, 2016

    Beautiful books – both of them! My favorite collabs have been books…they’re so full of life.

    • mgranade
      November 8, 2016

      Thank you! We had so much fun making them!

  3. Creation Dijon
    November 9, 2016

    Great job, how much time did you spend making them ?

    • mgranade
      November 10, 2016

      I probably spent around 10-12 hours on my part of both of them. It’s hard to assess exactly since we sent them back and forth several times. Thanks for asking! My next one if these, I’ll have to make it a point to keep better records of my time! 🙂

  4. Julia
    November 10, 2016

    So cool !!

    • mgranade
      November 10, 2016

      Thanks! Jules!! 🙂