Thursday, September 3, 2009

Card and Book Design to the Highest Level


Larry sent me a link today for the a book by Barbara Hodgson titled My Card: Variantions. Limited Edition of 9 copies, only 6 of which are for sale. $2500.00 for a copy.

Of course you know out came my calculator to figure that if there were 30 cards in the box, it came to 83.00 a card. She has to share the profits with the bookbinder and printer, and then there are the supplies, but even if she mades 40-50.00 a card, she isn't doing badly.

It looks like a beautiful collector's item.

Perhaps I too have to raise the card to an even higher level than I already have.
But something tells me that it is very hard to sell something like this; most likely a museum or library might buy it, or a collector of rare and limited edition books.

But I like the concept, and I will muse upon it for a bit. If I only had all the cards I made over the past 10 years; I would have an incredible set of cards made with antique paper, with text to chuckle by. Sort of a feminine Edward Gorey. I already have the title for it...."Nursery Crimes".

You never know......

2 comments:

tangled stitch said...

Very interesting concept. Not sure it would work anywhere else but elevate your prices anyway!

Patti Gibbons said...

why NOT raise my prices....they aren't selling anyway, hahaha. I am doing my yearly fair and am going to have to figure out how to get people to buy in this economy..so I suspect that I will have to create some series that I can pack together and actually discount...got to get some money in for heating the studio..somehow..someway...still should try a yart sale....

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