13.4.12

50!

The very first of our friends is reaching 50 years! A is a dear friend for 25 years already. Tomorrow we will be attenting his birthday party, starting with a cooking class followed by a dinner.
My other dear friend A and I decided to buy ├ánd to make him presents. This very beautiful book, which is totally designed and written by Yvette van Boven, is what he will get for present when published in a month. Tomorrow he's getting two booklets: this winter edition and this same-sized and same-styled booklet that we made. About all we know about him, all we share and how we love to have him around. It's hard to express incredibly precious things like that on paper, but... I hope and secretly think he likes it!



The making was great fun: to work in a team with A, to layout the booklet and last but not least to design the cover, inspired by the very beautiful paper cuts of Yvette. Btw, in this case there was no paper cut at all, but the cover grew out of scanned handsketches, that were composed in Photoshop and in the end provided with a digital shadow.
For those who want to know: we had it printed and finished with a hardcover right here (just like these books).

8 comments:

Petra said...

Wow! Dat je dat effect kan bereiken met photoshop. Dat is eigenlijk niet eerlijk.... Nu wil ik ook echt met photoshop leren werken! Lief cadeau, veel plezier.

Olivia said...

Wow! That's a great personalized present. For sure he will be very "touched".

Trula said...

He must have been over the moon to receive such a great present.

Larissa said...

What a lucky lucky friend you have to receive this gift. I love the cover!

noofs said...

Dit wordt mede dankzij jullie kado vast een hele bijzondere verjaardag!

Star haus said...

I love your blog! Just discovered it. And what a beautiful gift for your friend.

Cheers!

Petits Pirates said...

Wat een grandioos cadeau!

Candice de Rooij said...

erg mooi, wat een inspiratie.

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