Holguín, Cuba: Casa Editora Cuadernos Papiro, 2015. of handmade paper, illustrated with linocut prints, bios, manually bound with pink silk ribbon, illuminated and with lithograph print in black ink in cut-out wrps., includes one "Certificado de Autenticación" collaged with red ink stamp on first page, loose as issued. Item #110565
NUMBERED AND LIMITED EDITION NUMBER 091 OF 100 COPIES. Letterpress artists' book on handmade paper. “The paper used for the poem “A Juana Borrero” was elaborated with yellow flower petals, the "A Anne Frank" poem was elaborated with recycled hair from of the artist designer, and the poem dedicated to Dulce Maria Loynaz was fabricated with flower petals. For the poem “A Fina Garcia Marruz”, paper with garlic and onion fibers was used. The text to Lina de Feria was printed in recycled newspaper, the poem to Maria Teresa León over marbled paper. The one dedicated to Nancy Morejón, in white intervened paper, and the poem dedicated to Alfonsina Storm with white paper with collage. White paper with dry print was used for the text for Rosario Cárdenas. […] Each copy was illustrated using the technique of engraving over linoleum, done by Leticia Leyva Azze. To make the paper for this book, nature was not damaged.” --Certificado de autenticación sheet. CONTENTS: A Juana Borrero -- A Anne Frank -- Nana. A Alfonsina Storm -- Poema de la canción del agua. A Dulce Maria Loynaz -- A Fina Garcia Marruz -- La dama de los perros. A Nancy Morejón -- Comarca desmedida. A Lina de Feria -- Arabesco. A Rosario Cárdenas -- Mater dulcissima. A Maria Teresa León.
The editorial Cuadernos Papiro has enjoyed a distinctive uniqueness for over a decade. Situated in a beautiful house of historic Holguin and like any initial dream, it began without resources or infrastructure. Its founders, in the nineties of the last century, committed the beautiful madness of creating a workshop to make ecological handmade paper. Those acute times of crisis required urgent solutions to provide the artists of suitable support for their artwork. Then it began a process of laborious and ecological papermaking. Today, more than forty types of papeblanco are produced, with color and recycled with various fibers that meet the most stringent parameters of quality and resistance. To make this paper a tree is not cut, nature is not damaged. In 2000 they took advantage of the dismantling of many old printers by technological change that imposed the digital era, and were acquired for the local beautiful machines with American technology of the late nineteenth and early twentieth century, with the dual aim of making books and display them on a rising living museum of graphic arts. The editions are limited to one hundred numbered copies, and each book is designed by leading artists.