Here is the concept of a zine that sits anywhere between an artbook, a decoration and a greeting card. The best way to describe it would be a decorative artbook inviting mindfulness and contemplation.
Since it is not something I would know how or where to sell, it exists only in digital form and a few copies I have printed for myself. Link to the PDF below.
Sit back, relax, take a few deep breaths. Borrow this moment from the world around you and listen closely to the story unfolding. It will take you to the right place. Open your mind, let the thoughts flow, the light behind the quiet colours bloom, the shapes dance around your mind. Just like in a dream, uncover the misty depths and mirrored layers of the things around you and of yourself.
The booklet can also serve as a decoration. Each spread, and many individual pages, function as distinct, though interconnected, prints.
The eccentric combination of Zen and Baroque elements stand out in an unobtrusive way. This can be used in mindfulness exercises: it can be set as a reminder—to take it slower, to have a positive thought, or anything of the sorts. Whenever laying eyes upon it–as it will surely make you to—you will remind yourself of that little something.
Another way it could be used is as an original and memorable greeting card. The inside offers ample room for a well thought out wish. Alternatively, the message could be written on a separate piece of folded paper.
Why not go all the way then, and fill a square piece of paper with your message, then fold it into a crane. Your thoughtful and unique greeting card will bear your message, under this most discreet and highly symbolic form, in a straight line to the recipient's psyche. Both of you will feel enriched and inspired.
Those who arrive in The Garden of the Moon receive the warmest of greetings.
You are among those invited on this dreamy journey.
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