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This book was created for a customer who re-did her kitchen in an art deco style with lots of red, stainless steel, and chrome.  She wanted a guest book for her home where guests could leave comments and she could write down the recipes she used for various gatherings.  I found this image of a great art deco frame and made it into a metal die so that it could be stamped on the cover.  The back cover features a favorite quote from Shakespeare.  All lettering is a simple san-seri font in keeping with the deco look of this book.

 

custom red leather art deco style cookbook recipe book

 

art deco recipe guest book

     

- page size 10" wide by 8" tall

- 200 pages (400 page sides to write on)

- pages are archival, unlined, off-white paper

- light gray satin ribbon page marker

- cover is red pigskin leather over binder's board

- art deco frame on cover added using a custom metal die, hot foil stamping, and silver stamping foil

- lettering on cover added using moveable metal type, hot foil stamping, and silver stamping foil

- approximately $180 (I still have this art deco frame die that can be used on other orders)

 

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custom red leather cookbook with art deco design front

 

custom red leather cookbook with art deco design whole cover

 

Commissioned as a Valentine's Day gift for someone who loves to cook, my customer wanted a blank book for his wife to record her favorite recipes.  My customer told me that his wife liked stars, so I came up with the idea of stars falling into a mixing bowl and a single star above a single spoon on the back cover.  The spine is accented with classic raised cords and there is silver foil lettering on the front cover and spine.  The book's black and silver swirled marbled endpaper reminded me of swirling clouds around galaxies photographed by the Hubble space telescope; it seemed fitting.

 

custom bowl of stars cookbook recipe book

 

bowl of stars recipe book

     

- page size 7 and 1/2" wide by 10" tall

- 175 pages (350 page sides to write on

- page are archival unlined white paper

- purple grosgrain ribbon page marker

- black and silver swirl marbled endpaper

- cover is a 1/4 binding of purple and black goatskin leather over binder's board

- decoration on cover added using custom dies, hot foil stamping, and silver stamping foil

- raised cords on the spine

- spine cords outlined with silver foil lines

- lettering on cover and spine added using moveable metal type, hot foil stamping, and silver stamping foil

- approximately $220

 

 

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custom black and purple leather cookbook with bowl of stars

 

custom black and purple leather cookbook with bowl of stars spine

 

custom black and purple leather cookbook with bowl of stars marbled endpaper

 

custom black and purple leather cookbook with bowl of stars open pages

 

This recipe book is intended to be the first in a series (you should always start with dessert).  My customer planned to give this book to a friend who liked to bake cookies, so, naturally, there is a plate of cookies on the front cover.  Since this book was going to be standing with others on the shelf, my customer did not want the raised design on the front stick up above the level of the rest of the cover.  Therefore, the raised design is set into a receseed "frame" with the steam from the mug drifting up above the frame.  The initials of the recpient are carved into the back cover.  This book also has classic raised cords on the spine and a title in a classic serif font.

 

custom burgundy leather dessert recipe cookbook

 

dessert recipe book

     

- page size 10" square

- 100 pages (200 page sides to write on)

- archival, blank, unlined white pages

- light gray satin ribbon page marker

- cover is burgundy pigskin leather over carved binder's board

- raised cords on spine

- spine cords outlined with silver foil lines

- lettering on spine added using moveable metal type, hot foil stamping, and silver stamping foil

- approximately $325

 

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custom burgundy leather dessert cookbook whole cover

 

custom burgundy leather dessert cookbook cookies and coffee detail

 

custom burgundy leather dessert cookbook back cover with carved initials

 

custom burgundy leather dessert cookbook flat

 

custom burgundy leather dessert cookbook spine

     
     
     
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