NewSouthBooks

Leather Journals by Michael Graham

Keithville, Louisiana · 379 Sales

NewSouthBooks

Leather Journals by Michael Graham

Keithville, Louisiana 379 Sales On Etsy since 2012

5 out of 5 stars
(124)

Announcement   OK, a little bragging: These journals are handmade and TRULY bound. My journals are real books, no loose floppy Coptic stitching. NewSouthBooks made entry into the marketplace in 2012. As a professional illustrator, designer and printmaker of 40 years, you get all this visual expertise and old world craftsmanship in each and every journal. They are yet another extension for artisanship. Take a look at my website, stroll around and enjoy all this Deep South stuff. This work has received numerous prestigious grants and is represented in many, many corporate, private and public collections.

www.studioofvisualarts.com

Please take a moment, read the vita. The same professionalism and ethic that brought my work to permanent collections in Louisiana State Museums and universities is represented in my handmade bound journals. Real books with real purpose from NewSouthBooks, true objets d’art.

Sections of NewSouthBooks
Leather Journals http://etsy.me/1DXGJX3
Custom Handmade Journals http://etsy.me/1gN4RRB
Custom Journal Sets http://etsy.me/1UMhr2o
Leather Bible Covers http://etsy.me/1hgiMAB
Leather Notebooks http://etsy.me/1HPFVyv
Leather Book Jewelry http://etsy.me/1EvWyiw
Leather Planners and Ledgers http://etsy.me/1gN5k6o
Pocket Journals and Diaries http://etsy.me/1hG7sO3
Red Leather Journals http://etsy.me/1EvWI9T
Spring Sale

The Shreveport Regional Arts Council most recently commissioned a large black leather journal/registry for their new artist residency, the Kallenberg Art Tower. The journal is adorned with silver.

In downtown Shreveport a brand new arts market is setting a new agenda. On Lake Street, the Agora Borealis has it all goin' on. Stop by, take a look. Buy a leather bound journal by NewSouthBooks.
http://theagoraborealis.com/

Check out LEGASEEBOOK.COM. They're off and running by now. Who did they choose to bind their books? Yep, you guessed correctly!

Visit NewSouthBooks on Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/NewSouthBooksTMG?ref=hl

It’s fun reading. Most posts are an interesting, historical or geographic profile of where a NSB journal is shipping. We have a virtual map with red pins (and assorted other info) of destinations, past & present. Some of those destinations are Hollywood. A big time HBO producer buys my journals for herself. And her friends. Pretty damn cool. Last summer a journal shipped to the international sailing yacht, ‘Eos’ while docked in New York Harbor. Research will reveal who the owner is.

Materials
Leather, fine art papers (115w, 120w, 135w or 250w), silver and copper, imported silk head bands. All sorts of cool stuff.

All journals are bound in leather. No canvas or wood or plastic and no Coptic stitching. Just the finest oil tanned or stone oiled hides binding the finest quality art papers. All pages are hand torn with deckle edges, folded into hand stitched signatures. Old world bookbinding methods are applied with linen and glue and each journal is finished with imported silk head bands.

NewSouthBooks is primarily in the business of making custom order journals. I'll make a journal to specification for you. Size, leather and color, number of pages. Lined pages? Just ask. Perhaps a collection set? How many? Engraving, personalized imagery, polished and distressed metals, specialized printing. All this is what custom journal making is all about. It's easy. Contact me, begin the dialogue and I'll make your journal.

Michael Graham

Announcement

Last updated on Apr 6, 2016

OK, a little bragging: These journals are handmade and TRULY bound. My journals are real books, no loose floppy Coptic stitching. NewSouthBooks made entry into the marketplace in 2012. As a professional illustrator, designer and printmaker of 40 years, you get all this visual expertise and old world craftsmanship in each and every journal. They are yet another extension for artisanship. Take a look at my website, stroll around and enjoy all this Deep South stuff. This work has received numerous prestigious grants and is represented in many, many corporate, private and public collections.

www.studioofvisualarts.com

Please take a moment, read the vita. The same professionalism and ethic that brought my work to permanent collections in Louisiana State Museums and universities is represented in my handmade bound journals. Real books with real purpose from NewSouthBooks, true objets d’art.

Sections of NewSouthBooks
Leather Journals http://etsy.me/1DXGJX3
Custom Handmade Journals http://etsy.me/1gN4RRB
Custom Journal Sets http://etsy.me/1UMhr2o
Leather Bible Covers http://etsy.me/1hgiMAB
Leather Notebooks http://etsy.me/1HPFVyv
Leather Book Jewelry http://etsy.me/1EvWyiw
Leather Planners and Ledgers http://etsy.me/1gN5k6o
Pocket Journals and Diaries http://etsy.me/1hG7sO3
Red Leather Journals http://etsy.me/1EvWI9T
Spring Sale

The Shreveport Regional Arts Council most recently commissioned a large black leather journal/registry for their new artist residency, the Kallenberg Art Tower. The journal is adorned with silver.

In downtown Shreveport a brand new arts market is setting a new agenda. On Lake Street, the Agora Borealis has it all goin' on. Stop by, take a look. Buy a leather bound journal by NewSouthBooks.
http://theagoraborealis.com/

Check out LEGASEEBOOK.COM. They're off and running by now. Who did they choose to bind their books? Yep, you guessed correctly!

Visit NewSouthBooks on Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/NewSouthBooksTMG?ref=hl

It’s fun reading. Most posts are an interesting, historical or geographic profile of where a NSB journal is shipping. We have a virtual map with red pins (and assorted other info) of destinations, past & present. Some of those destinations are Hollywood. A big time HBO producer buys my journals for herself. And her friends. Pretty damn cool. Last summer a journal shipped to the international sailing yacht, ‘Eos’ while docked in New York Harbor. Research will reveal who the owner is.

Materials
Leather, fine art papers (115w, 120w, 135w or 250w), silver and copper, imported silk head bands. All sorts of cool stuff.

All journals are bound in leather. No canvas or wood or plastic and no Coptic stitching. Just the finest oil tanned or stone oiled hides binding the finest quality art papers. All pages are hand torn with deckle edges, folded into hand stitched signatures. Old world bookbinding methods are applied with linen and glue and each journal is finished with imported silk head bands.

NewSouthBooks is primarily in the business of making custom order journals. I'll make a journal to specification for you. Size, leather and color, number of pages. Lined pages? Just ask. Perhaps a collection set? How many? Engraving, personalized imagery, polished and distressed metals, specialized printing. All this is what custom journal making is all about. It's easy. Contact me, begin the dialogue and I'll make your journal.

Michael Graham

Michael Graham

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Michael Graham

Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(124)
leannewelds

leannewelds on Nov 22, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Michael worked wonders with the bible I asked him to recover. This is a wedding present for my fiance, and Michael was absolutely accommodating of all the personal touches I envisioned. The workmanship is wonderful, the leather has a beautiful, buttery texture and overall I could not be more pleased. Professional through and through, and very efficient, you will not regret your purchase from this store.

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About

Books sur le Bayou

NewSouthBooks began quite by happenstance. A few years ago, my very creative wife made a piece of jewelry, a small journal pendant for a friend, a professional storyteller. Enlisting my help, I tore pages and add artwork. The process was fun, something new but making tiny books didn't hold great appeal.
The special gift to that special friend proved to be an enormous success, so much so that we made ten more. I began to embrace not only the task but the discipline. The effort became an application of skill sets. But still . . . making and binding miniature leather journals was much like building a boat in a bottle. After discussion of this very matter, we decided to make an assortment of larger journals. The artisanship became of much greater importance.
Researching styles of leather journals in the market place, I discovered most were 'stitched' to the book's spine. The stitching is attractive and visually pleasing but lacked the pureness and ethic of a truly bound book. I wanted my journals bound in old world technique, yet with the same present-day materials used by commercial binders. Each and every one of my journals is a real book constructed from the real leather and the highest quality fine art papers.
As a visual artist this new craft provided me yet another opportunity for the inclusion of original artwork. The blank pages of any book beg for entry and if I adorn inside covers or middle signatures with inventive and unique art, my objective completes itself.
Finally, a word about this place, our farm, our life here in this green-gold banana republique de Louisiane: We are blessed in most ways. Time slows down here. It's elusive. This place requires conformity to its rhythm and cadence, its pulse. An ancient and alluvial bayou laps gently at our yard's edge, the primordial woods that surround us command respect. This is a place of history and romance, mystique and voodoo. This is the place where we make our art and bind these journals, a place we fish and explore. This is a place of Southern novels

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