Holguín, Cuba: Casa Editora Cuadernos Papiro, 2015. handmade book with handmade recycled paper with linotype text prints in stab-bound wrps. with thick green-striped string, tipped-in blue felt star decorated with blue embroidery thread affixed to leaf 5, double ribbon marker in pink and green affixed at top of spine, front cover has an assamblage of cut-outs that include a cut-out silhouette of a girl with a book on a chair, decorated with appliqued on fabric, decorated with embroidery, orange yarn, ribbon, and trim on canvas framed by beige fabric cord in center. Inserted one certificate of authentication with publisher stamp in red and number of volume written by hand in black ink. Item #111975
2ND. EDITION. NUMBERED AND LIMITED EDITION OF 30/50 COPIES of handmade edition of English translation of José Martí's "Nené traviesa", an example of a modernist tale for children. "Authentication Certificate. To whom it may concern: Cuadernos Papiro Publishing, which is only in its type in the world, certifies that you possess the copy 030 of a printing from 50 issues of the art book “Naughty Nené”, written by José Martí. It was a hand-made printing from white, fibers and color paper, utilizing ancient machines: Linotype Mergenthaler Linotype Co. of 1990, presses The Chandler and Price Co. of 1899, typography and bullets from XVIII century and direct flat impressions against diagram. Each issue was illustrated by means of the patch and other techniques made by the craftswoman artist Georgina E. Corpas López. This art book printing was finished on April 30, 2015. Attesting to the above…" IN ENGLISH
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.