This is a one-of-a-kind journal, upcycled from a rescued September, 1975, National Geographic magazine.
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included out-of-context quotes from the original
text on several of the pages.
I use a glue-based drum-fold technique to bind the new journal pages into the magazine cover, which I have reinforced with orange card stock. This means each page is made up of two pieces of paper glued together. The pages will therefore resist bleed through if the writer/artist uses markers such as Sharpies.
The paper also has a surface shine similar to regular magazine paper.
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may use the quotes as
writing prompts for
inspiration or reflection,
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points of agreement or
disagreement, or simply as
places to begin a meandering
I give the page number of each quote when available.
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quote at the beginning of the journal
"Just as Mark Twain honed and experimented with his new writing muscles, his journalistic descendants work to develop their skills and new techniques."
The publication information appears on the inside front cover.
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hand torn each paper along a straight-edge ruler to
give the pages a rough texture when viewed from the
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text and images from the original magazine over the
advertising (upside down!) on both sides of the back
On the inside back cover is also my unique signature medallion, which states the year I made the book.