A new book | Mono No Aware

 

Finally it's here. I'm proud to present to you a new book: Mono No Aware.

Here's the introduction text:

 

Once in a while, my body decides my mind needs to take a moment to stare into the distance – preferably through a window.
When I go out the door, I feel more at ease carrying in my pockets a tiny wooden airplane, a coin, a ••••• •• ••••••, and a cherry pip.
Whenever I feel that tiny sadness for the beauty of things passing, I try to make images.
Somehow, it feels like a profoundly important thing to do.
As if I want to keep those moments; in a way give them more time than they had,
until I’m ready to let go.
 
 

The title is a Japanese term used to describe an awareness of passing moments of life (read more about that here).

The book itself is completely assembled by hand: when you open the hardcover, you'll see inside there's no traditional binding at all, but rather 4 LP record style sleeves stitched together, each with a 2.5 meter (8 feet) long "harmonica" folded chapter of the book inside. And then there's a page that folds around all this, keeping everything in place, at the same time providing context.

 

 

So there you go. A little piece of what's inside my mind. I hope you like it.

 

 

... and then there's also the limited edition version.

The first 50 copies are signed and numbered, with an extra, fifth LP sleeve, with three unique prints inside. These prints will not be part of the regular book... only for the first 50 copies.

If you'd like to buy this special edition, you can do that here: