My Book of Faces // A Draw-And-Tear Sketchbook with 4 Panels

Article number: SCH003
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With forty-two perforated pages, this sketchbook is the perfect playground for creating mix-and-match characters. Draw a funny face on a page, then tear the page along the perforations to reveal parts from other sketches in the notebook. A tear-out guide is included inside the back cover to place underneath the page so you can trace. Or just wing it and draw freehand. There's no wrong answer, so power up those drawing muscles! Includes a chunky carpenter pencil. By Inkello Letterpress.

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Front cover: "MY BOOK OF FACES"
Inside front cover: suggestions for things to draw
Inside: 42 blank pages, each perforated into 4 sections
Inside back cover: tear-out guide
Back cover: Inkello® logo and web address
Materials: thick white paper for covers, text-white paper for inside pages, black wire-O spiral binding, unsharpened carpenter pencil, large rubberband (color varies)
Sizes: page size is 6" x 9", overall notebook including spiral is 6-1/4" x 9" x 1/2" thick, 42 pages inside
Edition of: 50
Printing method: letterpress


About The Artist:

Inkello® is the work of illustrator and graphic designer Christine M. Schneider. She designs and prints paper goods using a vintage letterpress, combining interesting colors, textures and materials with unique ideas. They are lovingly printed in small editions, and individually assembled. 

To print calendars, invitations, stationery, business cards and other items, Christy uses several vintage letterpresses:

✦ a J.M. Jones Lightning Jobber, circa 1897, which is person-powered with a foot treadle and a beautiful, big flywheel,

✦ a Heidelberg Windmill press from 1954 which is a motorized press that can print larger pieces much faster, and

✦ a table-top Craftsmen Machinery Co. 6" x 10" press with a hand lever from the 1950s that was handed down in her family.

When printing a design, type is either set by hand, using old-fashioned individual metal letters from a growing collection of different fonts and sizes, or it's custom-created digitally and then output in the form of a metal die.

Each ink color is another run through the press, meaning the piece of paper has to be inserted and pressed each time a different color is added. One greeting card or business card may run through the press five or six times before it's complete.

Christy is a fourth-generation letterpress printer, picking up bits and pieces of the trade during childhood in her grandfather's letterpress shop in Denver, Colorado. She attended the University of Kansas, earning a BFA in Visual Communications with an emphasis in Illustration. After working in the advertising and corporate design world, she set off on her own and opened her letterpress business as The Petite Press, in Lawrence, Kansas in 2006. As her small business grew, it became Inkello® in 2009. 

Christy is also a children's illustrator and author. She lives and works in beautiful Lawrence, Kansas with her husband and daughter.

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