Fragments- A Hardback Book of Melancholy Fantasy Poems and Illustrations


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An art book of 35 intricately illustrated poems depicting a melancholy fantasy world.

During October 2020, as part of a month-long drawing challenge on instagram, I created a series of ink drawings, each with an accompanying quatrain (four-line poem). My goal was to build a world, geographically and temporally ambiguous, populated by a cast of ghosts and spirits and mysterious creatures (also frogs), alive with magic and curiosity but bathed in the soft, sad glow of autumnal melancholy. This book is the culmination of that project; a collection of dreamlike visions that seem like fragments of some forgotten story. Having spent most of 2020 in some form of lockdown, stuck in a sleeping city, these pieces were also a form of escapism, channelling my yearning for far-off adventures as well as my feelings of isolation and solitude.

A 21 cm (just over 8 inches) square, 76 page hardback book with a gold-foil stamped matt finish cover (due to the foiling process, there may be some small marks in the foil), black endpapers, a custom bookplate, and a stitched spine for extra durability.

Wrapped in custom tissue paper and posted in a book mailer for protection. Will be signed, and can be dedicated to a particular name if you'd like.

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Really lovely item and quick delivery. Packaging was absolutely beautiful too!

Gorgeous little spooky book, I love the illustrations. Printing and binding quality are perfect. Very happy with my purchase as always. Jon did a lovely job with the wrapping and packing of my order, I almost did not want to open the packet! Thank you!

Honestly I almost cried when I opened my order the box it came in was covered in his washitape and art love the giant ghost sticker so much I might have it framed the book was definitely the best purchase because every page has the most fantastic works of art. The extra stickers were so nice. The pins were adorable the print was stunning if I had more wall space I would buy more immediately definitely will return soon though.

I cannot do justice to the beauty of this book - the vibes are immaculate. My entire order was presented so perfectly with personal touches (all packaging has been preserved). Thank you!

I have ordered from Jon several times and I am always astounded at the care and thought that goes into the products and their safe arrival. From the custom tape and stickers featuring more of Jon's art to the personal notecard of thanks (with impeccable handwriting, I might add), I am always able to feel like I am receiving a gift rather than a package. Jon's art is so distinguished and unique, if I didn't live on a teacher's salary I would order more copies of this book for friends and family that I know would also connect with this one-of-a-kind art. Thank you, Jon, for always making your patrons feel like they are receiving a hug, and for sharing your talents that provide a cozy comfort <3

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