“And we, we like Calepino and especially the numbered limited edition, signed by La Casse, a graphic and typographic studio from Nantes (like our favorite notebooks as well). Everything is made in the old way and in France. In the small parcel, there was a genuine M10 Clic ballpoint pen and a note handwritten by Fabrice. perfect.”
CALEPINO was born with the objective of offering these notebooks that were used once in many workshops. So, for the production of the first limited edition of his pocket notebooks, it was natural that Calepino worked with a team from this background.
For this limited edition, named “ALTERATION”, this is LA CASSE, a graphic design studio from Nantes, that imagines and customizes the set of 3 notebooks with Calepino. Print manually in letterpress, a true craftsmanship printer for a single object.
In this artistic collaboration, Calepino and the workshop from Nantes played with the french word “casse” (originally, the storage box for typographic characters) to compose four different lllustrations: The “casse”TAGNE, the “casse”QUETTE”, the RAS”casse” and the CAR”casse.
Only 500 sets of 3 books are available for sale. The three different covers and carrying case are manually printed sheet after sheet. The inside pages of the books are printed with light gray lines. A single fabrication numbered, no re-release. Everything is hand packed in an illustrated slipcase for the occasion.
The movie that describes the production process for “ALTERATION” can be watched here: http://vimeo.com/user11558530/fabrication-alteration Video created by Gaetan Chagneaud, music “Another’s Sorrow” composed and played by Anne Berry (Album release soon). Pictures from Moon & Souenellen. Thanks for their time, Merci à eux pour leur temps, their kindness and their investment on this project. Thanks to La Casse & the team from the Musée de l’imprimerie, to François & Allais team, to Jenn & Mike, to Moon & Souenellen, to Placid & Muzo.
A first brief to reassure those who are waiting the limited edition “ALTERATION” in collaboration with the graphic workshop La Casse. The release and the sale is still scheduled for this month of May. To be honest, the 500 pieces are already printed and bound. We are just finishing the manual numbering of the boxes, the pictures, the video, and I’m preparing the announcement of the pre-sale for the newsletter subscribers, who will be mailed, for sure, before the end of the month.
Not bother to send emails to book a copy before the official release: it is not possible. Instead, leave your email in the newsletter form to be notified in priority.
A second brief to announce several new addresses where you can now find CALEPINO:
In addition, four projects of Calepino custom notebooks have just been finished. Special productions for French brands, for an international magazine in partnership with a New York artist, and an event which takes place next week in Nantes. The presentation will be on the blog soon.
A quick note to give you some news before the weekend, and also I must confess to maintain the suspense.
Always working hard on this project ……. A. The new project in collaboration between Calepino and a workshop in Nantes. The manual printing step is nearly completed. There are still many steps before its release. But that advance rather well. For now, it is more difficult to show too many pictures without revealing already the subject. But be aware that it is about fish, hat, fight and old cars … hope it helps right?