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My Dust is My Nature is a handmade letterpress book of poetical savory affirmations -- locally-made and beautiful to behold.
My Dust is My Nature is a handmade letterpress book of poetical savory affirmations -- locally-made and beautiful to behold.
55 backers pledged $1,689 to help bring this project to life.

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My Dust is My Nature is to be an original chapbook of off-beat affirmations printed by letterpress in a limited edition of 100 copies and assembled by hand. These nutritious affirmations can be chewed and swallowed without gagging. The book's introduction alleges that self-help is possible through the poetic imagination -- even for ordinarily cynical people. Each affirmation is designed to really work -- to help us value what we got, what we do, and who we are. You can take the kernel of what's true in each and pop it. You can read them multiple ways, get a hmmm, a chuckle and an ah, all for the same low price.

The book has been designed by local graphic artist and printer Michael Babcock of Interrobang Letterpress and features illustrations -- a window series -- by the author's young and talented son. The book will be printed by a metal linotype process using a big old mid-20th Century machine and hot metal poured into the 1930's vintage Erbar font molds. The money you contribute to the project is for the design and printing of the book. This beautiful little book to be is, in itself, an affirmation of the handmade, the homemade, and the favorable impression made by the old-fashioned printed word.

The book is made from a single sheet of paper!

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    Satisfaction -- say it -- I am a little bit satisfied.

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    Satisfaction, plus a nice letterpress thank you card printed with an original affirmation.

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    This is it -- you get the book -- My Dust is My Nature -- for pledging $22 -- an original edition letterpress book sent to you to keep or gift or regift if someone buys it for you.

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    You get the book handbound in a hardbound handmade paste paper cover. Did that make sense? The regular book is pamphlet stitched with a German paper cover. But this pledge will get you the book with a hard cover made with original colorful paste paper designs.

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    Not surprisingly -- this gets you two books. If you can't get enough, just keep hitting the buttons to get more.

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    Bound copy with paste paper hard cover -- but you get to chose the paper. We'll send you pictures of the available papers and you get to choose what you like best.

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