The decoration is simplistic. The tools were heated and held over a candle to coat them in carbon in order to achieve this contrast of the tooling. Two sets of borders guard the central solar element. The sun is above the purpose of the book, engraved on the leather “Book of MAGIC”. The decoration isn’t meant to draw too much attention to itself but be assertive of the purpose of the book at the same time. Attention is drawn fiercely however when the grimoire is opened, revealing the crimson endpapers guarded by a golden border. A whole new world lays inside, waiting to be filled by your hand.
MIRROR MIRROR ON THE FLOOR: Songs for the boy who fell in love with his own reflection to sing into the mirror (because you know he does). He doesn’t look at the reflection, he romantically gazes into his (own) eyes, admires ever line of his (own) face, feels himself becoming more and more enamored with him(self) every day. His mirror is a lake because walls are not worthy of surrounding such a view. He’d be a fuckboy to himself if he could, but for now he’ll just sing into the lake where his reflection lies until all the fish have long swum away. [LISTEN]
1. FRANK SINATRA i’ve got you under my skin 2. FRANK ZAPPA i’m so cute 3. PAOLO NUTINI coming home to you 4. INCUBUS you will be a hot dancer 5. ARCTIC MONKEYS you probably couldn’t see it for the lights but you were staring straight at me 6. THE USED i caught fire (in your eyes) 7. BILLIE HOLIDAY i’m a fool to want you 8. GREEN DAY fell for you 9. TWENTY ONE PILOTS can’t help falling in love
I’ve never made a book with so much gold as this one. It’s a sight to behold.
The Red King
The all gold decoration is done over a frame that is true to proportions of old Balkan Manuscripts. However rather than a traditional tooling design, the idea for this book was for it to emanate a feeling of royalty. For this reason a shield is left blank in the center in order to be filled with the initials of it’s new owner.
A collection of songs taken from Stiefvater’s ronan lynch tag. Mind your ears: [listen]
i. I’d Love to Rule the World (Matstubs remix) - Jetta // ii. Distance Kills (Liquid Stranger remix) - Mt. Eden ft. Nolita Knights // iii. Panda (PhatCap! remix) - Desiigner // iv. Drive it Like You Stole it - The Glitch Mob // v. One (Your Name) - Swedish House Mafia ft. Pharrell // vi. Midnight - Vice City x DatPhoria ft. DeLeon // vii. Jump - Tomsize & Simeon // viii. Don’t Let me Down (T-mass remix) - The Chainsmokers ft Daya // ix. Origin - JayKode x Party Thieves