How to present a printing
I'd like to know how, if you do, present the printings to people. I mean if you sell or give them as a gift. If you just put in on the table and say "Look", then, well, they're on the table.
The Ukiyo-e Heroes series by Jed and masterly carved by David Bull, shortly, comes with the print attached to a cardboard using adhesive cornes and, then, inside a creased cardboard with a front title.
I remember having seen one David Bull print series beeing in books (don't know if the print was inside the book or the book was a reader companion to the print) stitched on japanese style.
In my Taketori series, I'm going to present them in a cardboard creased in half. On bottom left corner of left side, there will be an L-shape pocket where a reader companion small book will be (with the chapter of the tale the print represents, and an overview of the design/printing process). On the other side, there will be the printing itself.
For the companion book, I'll be using, obviously, a japanese style:
a) Pages will be folded in half (so the ink do not show in the back side) to make a "page"
b) The stitch will be a creative one using my own design.
In the attached photo, you can see a draft of the book (cover page will be on color paper) and the first of the stiches: the moon and gold coins "falling" from it [chapter 1 of Taketori Monogatari]. I still don't know if I'll use different colors for the thread to match the design (blue/moon, yellow/golden, white/stitch) or not, I'll see.
File comment: Booklet, stitching and print size
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So, that's how I plan to present the Taketori series. I hope you find it different
EDIT: I forgot to add the photo. Now, it's there.