Handmade Ramen Lovers Sketch Book otaku, shrimp, illustration, food, blank, sketchbook, journal, diary, gift, red, art, draw, mixed media
This handmade hand-sewn hard bound book would be a fabulous gift for ramen obsessed foodies, chefs, seafood lovers, anyone who loves strong graphic design. It features an overflowing delicious bowl of ramen illustrated in great detail and as only the Japanese know how to make it - bursting full of delicious goodness. The bowl has: a bright red shrimp. The same illustration is found on the back. Two shrimp adorn the back of this book. The spine is rendered in a matching dark pink. The spine features a haiku by Matsuo Basho (1644-1694) in kanji (japanese). "Autumn moonlight – a worm digs silently into the chestnut. Old pond a frog jumps the sound of water." The end pages are dark green cardstock and bright white sketch paper. I created this illustration, applied it to book board and then covered one of my handmade hand sewn text blocks crafted from Canson mixed media 98 lb (160 gm) weight - perfect for almost all art media (might want to skip oil paints). There are 64 pages (front and back) that measure 5 1/4 inches x 5 1/4 inches. This is an all handmade item so there is a unique character that mass produced books do not share. The end papers are made from heavy white drawing paper. Book Dimensions: 5 5/8 " wide x 5 5/8 " tall x 3/4 " thick (14.28 cm wide x 14.28 cm tall x 1.9 cm thick) This book is made in and shipped from the United States. May not be suitable for very young children but for older kids and adults who will treat it as an objet d'art. tags: ramen, otaku, oiishi, shrimp, illustration, food, foodie, chef, Book, handmade, keepsake, blank, sketchbook, journal, diary, gift, red, art, draw, mixed media