By Cory Doctorow at 5:51 am Fri, Jun 6, 2008
See also: Engraved Victorian tentacle-horrors from Dan Hillier
@2 LoveCraft :
It’s your regular order of Steampunk, … but easy on the boilers … and with extra tentacles!
Like Dan, Josh and I share a love of tentacles and old etchings (and we’re likely scanning stuff form the same sources); if you like this notebook you’ll probably like this shirt:
Which is also available for remix under a CC license:
Love all the custom moleskine things that are happening these days.
There’s another service that sells artist’s engraved books, as well as doing custom books in smaller orders. Probably not a “poor mans” solution @ORINOS73, but maybe a little closer to a solution?
Much cooler site interface too.
or you could always just try and find someone who has access to a laser cutter. But I went to art school and can always use the one there…so i guess its easier for me =P
I started laser cutting moleskines once i saw that first BB post about it. I’ve got some with the art of Brian Froud, some with Celtic Trees of Life, and of course a bunch with my own designs on them. Laser cutting is FUN!
They also have some amazing Steampunk notebooks too like this one from Nick Kole:
I wonder if anyone can do these with stencils and some sort of corrosive or abrasive? I remember once something about stenciling brass with lemon juice. I’d love a poor mans version of making my moleskine unique.
I bought one of these (different artist’s design, same provider) for a friend, and it just came in — it’s stunning. Really beautifully crafted.
Someone included a note in the box saying their unicorn moleskine design was inspired by Boing Boing. Neato.
Orinos73, there are plenty of cheap ways of decorating your Moleskine. My first ‘skine, I printed out some comics panels and glued ‘em on the cover with matte acrylic medium. A later one I drew on with a silver Sharpie.
I know what Takuan is getting next Walpurgisnacht!
what a lovely picture of young Edna!
ok, that’s just freaky.
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