Discover my limited edition handmade book: I Called Out To The Darkness

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[Update March 10th] Our hand made and limited edition book ‘I Called Out To The Darkness’ is already sold out!
We are so happy that there was such a fantastic response to the book. With our label Beating Drum, we want to create objects that bridge Art and writing as well as making beautiful and innovative music so a thousand thank you to all those of you who answered the call. It inspires us to keep working and experimenting

I’ve always had a passion for conceiving and making the artwork to illustrate the albums I’ve made down the years. I love the process of dreaming up images that will accompany a set of songs and although I have more of a painter’s eye, the graphic necessities of what constitutes good album artwork pushed me to explore other techniques than paint and brush. Back in 2010 while working on the album My Wilderness, I started cutting up maps and making self-portraits for the album cover and that was how my work made with the cut of a blade began. More cut ups followed in 2013 with the artwork for the album Between Dogs and Wolves as well as for the portraits of the book Songs I Love.

Starting up the label Beating Drum was a way for me to explore another way of producing objects and artwork around the music I release. Those of you who’ve bought our releases have seen the love and care that goes into what we produce and your countless messages of thanks are very gratifying for me to read, after all ours is a passion shared. The long introduction aside, I want to tell you about a wonderful project that we’ve recently put together as I think it will interest those of you who are as passionate about Art as we are.

I recently started collaborating with artist and designer Estelle Jauneaud. Like me, Estelle has a great love for cutting, creating and designing with paper. Some of you may have seen the video we made together entirely using hand cut paper, “Missing Words“.
Over the last couple of months we’ve been working together on a beautiful little Art book, illustrating a poem I wrote, I Called Out To The Darkness. Chatting and swapping ideas together, Estelle introduced me to other ways of working with paper. Although I can happily spend hours cutting up tiny bits of paper, Estelle showed me some of her own work using laser cutting technology where the laser cuts with a detail that no human hand could dream of making.
And that was how was this book was born, I’m very keen to show it to you and I’m eager and curious to know whether enough of you will buy it, to know whether this is something I can keep mailing and proposing to you. I look forward to finding out but in the meantime, my friend Fabien Barral aka Mr Cuphas taken some wonderful photographs of the book for you to see.

We made a limited 1st edition of 50 books, each one is signed and numbered.
You can purchase it HERE













Handmade book by Piers Faccini and Estelle Jauneaud
Dimensions: width 158 mm Height 108mm
Fine art paper by gf smith: Accent Antique Silk
150gsm, Peregrina Majestic Real Silver (150gsm )
Cover: Plike dark Blue 300 gsm
Technique : Laser cutting, digital printing, handmade binding by Sundial Bookbinders
PRICE: 40€


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