You are the universe experiencing itself.

Monday, April 28, 2014

Self Publishing a Book

A couple weeks ago I finished the first proof of the book I am making. It was a project for a class this semester but I plan to make a full edition eventually (maybe over this summer). The entire book is printed and bound by myself. The title is Space | Time.

Here are a few quick photos of the finished proof:

The front cover with a dark navy cloth. Future copies will likely use a different bookcloth that is a brighter blue and more delicate texture.

Title page.

Inside layout. I made an earlier post here with the images and text as it appears in the book.

A short essay I wrote about the project is at the back of the book. (I am aware of an error which is now fixed for future prints)

I also made a slip case for this proof copy using a different bookcloth, which I might use for later copies. And if I make slipcases for the forthcoming edition it might be in the darker cloth that is currently on the book; they would also have some sort of cover label (similar to the inset letters on the book cover).

Here is slipcase with the book inside.

My goal is to try to publish an edition of 10 over the summer which I would make available for sale. There is also a strong likelihood that I will publish a version through blurb or some similar online service so that there is a cheaper alternative to the limited hand-bound copies.

Friday, April 4, 2014

Space | Time

"We come spinning out of nothingness,
scattering stars like dust."
– Jalal ad-Din Rumi

we are still spinning

and the stars are still scattering

but we are watching the sky 

curiosity turns into obsession 

but fascination never subsides 

night after long dark night 

we collect and preserve ancient light 

light that has been travelling for millions of years 

swirls in the sky above us

and we keep watching 

captivated by the beauty of chaos 

but it is easy to forget 

we are still spinning

and we are listening

as we are constantly reminded

of what we come from 

so we keep watching  

as we keep spinning