This one-of-a-kind watercolor notebook is handmade in Chicago by Katherine Anderson. This book has a dos-à-dos, or back-to-back structure, which means it consists of two books that share a central board and face opposite directions. The notebook is bound with a coptic stitch- a book structure that is ideal for sketching and painting, as it enables the book to lay flat when open. The cover of the book is made from a vintage map over durable book board and has a landscape orientation. The book contains 40 sheets of 80lb Strathmore 500 Series Aquarius II Cold Press Watercolor Paper. Each map cover is unique, and the maker embraces the subtle evidence of the map's history as a travel companion. In giving these maps a new life, the book invites the user to create a history of their own within its pages. 4.75” x 6” 40 sheets of 80lb cold press watercolor paper
Katherine Anderson is a Chicago-based artist and bookbinder. She produces one-of-a-kind notebooks with practical and reliable constructions and high quality papers that suit the needs of any artist. Believing that the cover of a notebook should be as unique as its contents, Anderson uses found vintage papers to make the covers, so no two books are alike.