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Binding: The Red Fairy Book by Himmapaan Binding: The Red Fairy Book by Himmapaan
The binding of The Red Fairy Book [link] , The Folio Society, 2008 [link]).

Once again, the gold blocking is better seen in real life, which is a slight pity here, since there is rather a lot of it. I had to produce the artwork for this in seperations, so each colour (including the black line) was done seperately, in black ink (which meant I had to imagine what the colours will look like, though obviously I had a colour rough planned out first), and on a sheet of its own. All the layers then had to register and match correctly. The blocking naturally results in a little 'spreading' of the colours, so the lines are thicker than I'd like them to be, but there we are...

Buckram, blocked in three colours and gold with my original design.

The spine: [link]

The endpapers: [link]

The title page: [link]
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Copyright Niroot Puttapipat and The Folio Society, 2008.
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:iconmariedebourgogne:
mariedebourgogne Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2012  Hobbyist
Beautiful and elegant !

I am happy to find this artwork ,

I would like to find thls book !
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:iconmuumi2three:
Muumi2three Featured By Owner May 1, 2012
This is one of the most beautiful books on my shelf. I love red cloth & gilt pictorial bindings anyway, but this is simply outstanding. Happy to find you on DeviantArt.
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:iconhimmapaan:
Himmapaan Featured By Owner May 8, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much!
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:icon13-zer0:
13-Zer0 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2012  Hobbyist
oh my god.
For two years now, since I saw this book in a friend's library, I have wondered who the artist is, because I was instantly enchanted by this beautiful cover illustration.
To find your work here on dA is an absolute joy!
Please excuse me while I +fav half your gallery, and add you to my watch list :heart:
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:iconobloquycondemed:
ObloquyCondemed Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2009
Isn't this book avaliable/avaliable in England any more? The link doesn't work for me now...
I do hope it's still possible for me to get.
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:iconhimmapaan:
Himmapaan Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
I've learned that it's sold out, I'm afraid. :( Perhaps someone might have a copy they want to sell at some point, however...
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:iconobloquycondemed:
ObloquyCondemed Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2009
Aww, I'm sorry to hear that...
I'll just have to keep an eye out then, thanks =3
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:iconbluebumblebee:
BlueBumbleBee Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2009
I love the details, everything is so pretty.
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:iconvelasa:
Velasa Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2009   Traditional Artist
So am I crazy or was this hand printed? Either way it's really extremely gorgeous. I can't find the words to say it.
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:iconhimmapaan:
Himmapaan Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
It was blocked by the publisher (more precisely, it was sent by the publisher to Lachenmaier, Reulingen, Germany to be blocked) from my design.
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:icononi-geist:
Oni-Geist Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2008
this is just gorgeous. It reminds me of Beardsley's work on the yellow book. This has both vintage and timeless presence!
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:iconcybernetichero:
cybernetichero Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2008
Marvelous
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:iconhimmapaan:
Himmapaan Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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:iconmyceliae:
myceliae Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2008  Professional General Artist
Goodness... such a glorious book!
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:iconhimmapaan:
Himmapaan Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! Thanks to the Folio Society for their production values.
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:iconfegie:
fegie Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2008
Oooh, wow... that's amazing. It fits the illustration so well.:)
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:iconhimmapaan:
Himmapaan Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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:iconxanthicmoonlight:
xanthicmoonlight Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2008   Interface Designer
I want to own this book for my coffee table that I don't yet own, either.
At first glance.. I thought the peacock was the tree... closer inspection revealed otherwise. Still wonderful work. I don't find the thicker lines distracting at all.
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:iconhimmapaan:
Himmapaan Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you. ^^
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:iconyoshiyukikatana:
YoshiyukiKatana Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2008
I love the cover but this is gonna sound dumb...what is the Folio Society?
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:iconhimmapaan:
Himmapaan Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
They're a publisher of fine books with quality bindings and illustrations: [link]
Click 'about us' to find out about their history.
More here too: [link]
:D
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:iconyoshiyukikatana:
YoshiyukiKatana Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2008
Thanks, I'll be sure to take a look.
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:iconmeihua:
meihua Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2008
this is beautiful! love how you framed her with the peacock and the tree :)
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:iconhimmapaan:
Himmapaan Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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:iconcozmicdreamer:
CozmicDreamer Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2008
Yeps...stunning!
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:iconhimmapaan:
Himmapaan Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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:iconbluebirdie:
BlueBirdie Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
I must buy this book with your wonderful art!
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:iconhimmapaan:
Himmapaan Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
You're very kind!
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:iconalene:
Alene Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2008  Professional General Artist
I'm loving seeing all of this, and reading a bit of how you did it, too. =) The whole book, in the flesh, so to speak, must look amazing. I've had a few Folio Society books from my library, and they're published so nicely, so I can imagine how nice this must look when the gold is allowed to glitter properly.
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:iconhimmapaan:
Himmapaan Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much!
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:icondana-redde:
dana-redde Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So exquisite! This book must be stunning in person!
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:iconhimmapaan:
Himmapaan Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Aw, thank you. :blush:
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:iconrinaswan:
rinaswan Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Very very very beautiful! A thousand WOWs for this piece. :wow:
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:iconhimmapaan:
Himmapaan Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
:blush:
Thank you so much indeed! :thanks:
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:iconmichaelvincentfusco:
MichaelVincentFusco Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2008
This is great. Very nice.
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:iconhimmapaan:
Himmapaan Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much. ^^
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:iconellygator:
Ellygator Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
The red, green and gold make for a wonderful harmony of colors: rich, warm and inviting.
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:iconhimmapaan:
Himmapaan Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! Happily, being given a red book to do means that other colour choices for the binding came quite easily. :D
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:iconjunkauge:
junkauge Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2008
oooh, amazing
i would love to own a opy of this book one day
^^
so much talant and dreams and just plain awesomeness in one book. so amazing :D
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:iconhimmapaan:
Himmapaan Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
:iconredbullglompplz:
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:iconjunkauge:
junkauge Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2008
lol red bull glomp
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:iconhimmapaan:
Himmapaan Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
:XD:
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:iconrita-ria:
Rita-Ria Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
looks so great
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:iconhimmapaan:
Himmapaan Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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:iconmegamoth:
megamoth Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
I am so buying this. This whole collection looks fantastic. The book will be a family treasure and passed down through generations. Seriously.
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:iconhimmapaan:
Himmapaan Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
That's so kind of you. Thank you so much!
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:iconmeredithdillman:
MeredithDillman Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Wow

I have some of those books. I have yet to read them because I only bought them for the old illustrations :)
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:iconhimmapaan:
Himmapaan Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Do you mean the reprinted editions with Ford's illustrations? ^^

And thank you for the 'Wow'!
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:iconmeredithdillman:
MeredithDillman Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Yes, I love those :)
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:iconhimmapaan:
Himmapaan Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
:nod: :D They're excellent.
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