Medicine Dan, 2024

an Artist's book by Ayin Es, Desolate Press.

Medicine Dan: an Artist's book by Ayin Es in an edition of 8.

Medicine Dan, 2024--a story about a special animal who heals. This 60-page Artist's book focuses exclusively on Dan, a cartoon character invented by Ayin Es. This book is made with Moab Legion Lasal Photo Matte 235gsm and Kayenta 205gsm paper using digital color printing and reproductions throughout. It includes various original sketches in colored pencils, as well as watercolor and ink illustrations.

Each of the five signatures are wrapped in beautiful imported papers. These are: Thai Marbled Mulberry, Thai Mango, Thai Unryu, Lokta Bloom, and Aitoh Japanese paper, and some featuring custom rubber stamping. There are also two hand-stitched felt pages as well as an imported Khadi Indian paper pocket holding colorful stickers of Dan.

These books are handbound with a buttonhole binding using waxed linen threads imported from Ireland. The covers feature a hand-cut silhouette of Dan, and are hand-embroidered with the title through 300gsm Gmund-color cardstock. Only eight books were created in this edition, signed and numbered by Ayin Es in 2024, and each come contained with a special strap in a custom transparent Plexiglass box, garnished with a wild turkey feather.

Medicine Dan was recently purchased by the Bainbridge Island Museum's Special Collection.

Pages: 60 p.
Book Dimensions: 7 5/8 x 6 1/8 x 3/4 in.
Plexi Box Dimensions: 8 1/8 x 6 3/4 x 1 1/4 in.
Cover: 300gsm Gmund-color (Dusty Blue) hand-cut/embroidered cardstock.
Edition: 8 books, signed and numbered.

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Medicine Dan - mixed media Artist's book by Ayin Es: original watercolor and ink painting. Medicine Dan - mixed media Artist's book by Ayin Es: printed drawing page. Medicine Dan - mixed media Artist's book by Ayin Es: original colored pencil sketch. (Every book is different!) Medicine Dan - mixed media Artist's book by Ayin Es: original  pen and colored pencil pages. Medicine Dan - mixed media Artist's book by Ayin Es: imported marbled papers. Medicine Dan - mixed media Artist's book by Ayin Es: hand-sewn felt Dan page. Medicine Dan - mixed media Artist's book by Ayin Es: printed watercolor painting. Medicine Dan - mixed media Artist's book by Ayin Es: handmade paper pouch with Dan stickers. Medicine Dan - mixed media Artist's book by Ayin Es: original colored pencil sketch. Medicine Dan - mixed media Artist's book by Ayin Es: inside Plexiglass box. Medicine Dan - mixed media Artist's book by Ayin Es: inside Plexiglass box. Medicine Dan - mixed media Artist's book by Ayin Es: inside Plexiglass box-displayed.