This delicate art-deco style design had its roots in a custom design request for a book club who wanted a gift for a departing member.
I began with a border of books and glasses of wine repeating. Then there was a realistic version of a hand-tooled volume with details emblematic of plot twists. It was all a bit too much so it was back to the drawing board.
I took my original concept of the open book. Can you see it? With its pages fluttering? It was a strong, simple graphic that I then inverted and repeated on a one third, two thirds rhythm. The result is this classic effect.... strong, simple and works perfectly in all sizes and woods.
As I posted the progress on Instagram I started receiving requests for the design for teacher gifts - our school year was going to a close. I'm so happy with the result. Neutral enough to work in any decor, but with this clever composition its perfect for readers, educators and of course book club members.
Its listed in my currently available designs here.