Assembling Botanique

I am very excited that Botanique is finally becoming real. Botanique is my limited edition, handmade book of floral prints, partially funded by Kickstarter (thanks Kickstarter sponsors so much!). The iPhone photo below shows some of the first pages just off the printer. The translucent cover wrapper, printed on archival vellum is shown, along with two of the Unryu washi pull-outs that are in Botanique.

Prototyping Botanique

Prototyping Botanique

Botanique is a limited edition, handcrafted book of original botanical prints by legendary photographer and master printer Harold Davis. According to Popular Photo Magazine, “Harold Davis’ ethereal floral arrangements have a purity and translucence that borders on spiritual.”

Botanique is strictly limited to an edition of twenty-five copies, plus five artist proof copies. Each book is hand-signed and numbered by the artist, and presented in an archival box suitable for display.

Botanique has been hand printed on an Epson 9900 StylusPro printer using archival Ultrachrome inks. Within the book there are twenty-one prints on archival substrates including archival vellum, Moenkopi Unryu Washi, Moenkopi Kozo Washi, Moab Slickrock pearlized metallic,and Colorado Fibergloss photographic paper. Each book is hand-cut, and hand-assembled in the artist’s studio. Bonus features include three foldout prints in over-sized panoramic format.

Each copy of Botanique ships with a signed 9″ X 12″ print of Harold Davis’ popular Red Poppies image, suitable for framing.

Botanique---Tools of the trade

Botanique—Tools of the trade

The first tier of five copies of Botanique has sold out at $500 each, we are now taking orders for numbers 6-10 at $750 each. Considering the number of prints in Botanique and how handsome the volume looks overall this is actually a great deal. Please contact the studio if you would like more information or to reserve a copy.

I’ll be posting more details and photos of an actual copy of Botanique in the next couple of days!

Click here for more information about Botanique.

 

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One Comment

  1. codemax63 January 19, 2013 at 9:46 am #

    nice thanks

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  1. By Hot off the press on January 25, 2013 at 3:50 pm

    […] printed. Some of them are shown here on the table formerly known as our dining room table. You can read about assembling the Botanique prototype by clicking here, and click here for the Kickstarter campaign that used crowd-sourcing to fund this unique project […]

  2. By Smashing Moonrise Workshop on January 28, 2013 at 12:10 pm

    […] Not to take away from the workshop and how much fun it was, but unfortunately “smashing” applies to what happened to my van, parked near the Embarcadero in downtown San Francisco while the workshop was transpiring. The rear window was smashed. The bad guys got a briefcase with my iPad and the prototype of Botanique—currently, the only existing copy. […]

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