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What do you do with records when your turntable is broken? Well, you could fix the turntable, but really, who wants to be flipping vinyl all day once you've ripped all the good stuff to mp3?


This book by Kate Black is made from recycled, repurposed 7" vinyl records.


The front cover is opaque, bright lavender purple vinyl. The label pictures a black and white freight train image with the text "tucky Pistol" protruding from a photograph collaged on top. My square, through the viewfinder photo depicts a fast moving femme in NYC.


The back cover is a black vinyl record.


Both covers are reinforced with silver tone mini grommets and bound with lavender violet waxed linen thread.


Endpapers are soft lavender lokta paper. Lokta is a renewable resource.


The text block is toothy off-white/cream paper, great for drawing or writing in a variety of media. Clipped corners allow for wider, taller pages within the round covers.


- The book is approximately 7" x 5". (17.5 x 13 cm)

- Text block is approximately 4.5" x 5.5". (13 x 11.5 cm)

- 160 pages.



One of the benefits of coptic bound sketchbooks, especially for serious artists and writers, is that they lay completely flat. You'll lose no working areas to deep gutters common to casebound (traditional hardbound) books. And if you draw a total masterpiece in here? That means you can scan it easily, without a gross dark streak down the center.

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Taken on October 30, 2008