Project Five

Medicine Dan: Mixed Media Artist's Book

Medicine Dan is a limited edition Artist's book by Ayin Es about a special animal who heals. This 60-page Artist's book focuses exclusively on Dan, a cartoon character invented by Ayin The book is made with Moab Legion Lasal Photo Matte 235gsm and Kayenta 205gsm paper using digital color printing and reproductions throughout. It includes various original sketches in colored pencils, as well as watercolor and ink illustrations.

Each of the five signatures are wrapped in imported papers: Thai Marbled Mulberry, Thai Mango, Thai Unryu, Lokta Bloom, and Aitoh Japanese paper, featuring custom rubber stamping. There are also two hand-stitched felt pages as well as an imported Khadi Indian paper pocket holding colorful stickers of Dan.

These books are handbound with a buttonhole binding using waxed linen thread. Covers feature a hand-cut silhouette of Dan, and are hand-embroidered with the title through 300gsm Gmund-color cardstock. Only eight books are in this edition, and are signed and numbered. Each come contained in a custom transparent Plexiglass box.

Here it is in the works:

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