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National
                Geoghaphic 0975
 
 This is a one-of-a-kind journal, upcycled from a rescued September, 1975, National Geographic magazine.  




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                Geographic 0975 -pages view
I have 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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                Geographic 0975 - seeing eye fish quote
Writers may use the quotes as writing prompts for inspiration or reflection,
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                Geographic 0975 - individualism quote
Or as points of agreement or disagreement, or simply as places to begin a meandering thought journey.


I give the page number of each quote when available.
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                front cover
The quote at the beginning of the journal reads:
"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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                view
  I have hand torn each paper along a straight-edge ruler to give the pages a rough texture when viewed from the side.
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                Geographic 0975 - inside back cover
I collaged text and images from the original magazine over the advertising (upside down!) on both sides of the back cover.

On the inside back cover is also my unique signature medallion, which states the year I made the book.