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herbst

poetry notebook

Poetry: Sarah Herbst
Bookbinding: Saki Oseki
Art Direction & Drawing: Natsuko Mizushima

This is a poetry notebook. The title “Herbst(Autumn)” is a surname of the poet, so I designed the whole book to represent the nature of autumn. The title is based on the image of falling leaves.

For the fabric, we chose dandelions to match the impression of pale light and the thread used to bind the paper was dyed from rosehips collected in our garden.

The watercolours were designed to represent the content of each poem in an abstract way.