This week, I’ve been featuring a very special publishing project by fellow ThingsAsian writer and artist Elizabeth Briel: an illustrated travel book filled with stories and surprises from her hunt for handmade paper. It’s called Paper Pilgrimage: Bombs, Bandits, and a Vanishing Art in Southeast Asia, and will be released by ThingsAsian Press next year.
Her special project is an additional limited run of her book, made with handmade paper and bound in silk. You can help to fund the book’s Special Edition by pre-ordering a copy, or selecting from the eclectic rewards on offer.
Elizabeth is accepting donations in increments as small as $5…or as large as $2,500, for which there are varying degrees of reciprocal rewards, including personalized handmade postcards from her travels, an e-story about Terry the Elephant (a cute sculpture made of towels she found on her bed one day in Chiang Mai), handmade hemp artists notebooks, a Special Edition of Paper Pilgrimage, Limited Edition Cyanotype Prints, one-of-a-kind original illustrations from her book, and even in-person lectures and workshops in select cities on her itinerary.
To learn how to participate in funding this unique publishing project, visit PaperPilgrimage.com