January 01, 2005
eXmaSscard from Geof Huth & family
This small book has a tranquil minimalist beauty. The cover is a diamond patterned translucent vellum. The inner pages are a deep eggplant purple. The pages are bound with a Japanese stab binding using a khaki colored thread knotted on the inside. All of the words are hand written inside with a light colored pencil, the contrasting light color and the unique luster of the pencil combine to give the words a luminous floating glimmer.
One of the interesting things about the words inscribed on the inner pages is that they can be read in two ways, across the tops of two pages or one page at a time and still the meaning remains the same.
I feel very lucky to have received this special book. My thanks to Geof and his family.