Thursday, April 21, 2011

Made in Vietnam (Andrea's Mole - Round 3)

Made in Vietnam (in progress)


I've been in Vietnam for almost two weeks, and guess whose Mole went with me? Andrea's Mole enjoyed Vietnam very much, especially the weekend at the beach. I'm not finished with all my pieces, but by the end of this weekend I should be able to ship this to Gretchen. (Sorry, Gretchen, I hope you're not without a Mole.)

The particular spread here still needs some black added to the left-hand-side page, but both pages were inspired by Vietnam. On the right I attempted to write some Vietnamese characters. Mostly I wrote a bunch of jibberish, but it was fun studying the alphabet. Many, many of my characters are completely made up.

The color page does actually say something in Vietnamese. Problem is, I don't know what. But I'll try to find out before I send it. And I will post the final version, since I expect that side to change a lot.

Cheers from a jet-lagged Roma in the San Francisco airport (after a 12-hour flight from Hong Kong)

4 comments:

Moleskine Exchange said...

How cool is that? My Moly went to Vietnam! I like this spread a lot already, I can't wait to see the final version. Thanks Roma!

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

It has a very Vietnamese flavor, super interesting and cool! Speaking of vietnamese flavor, did you bring us back any food? Pictures?

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

It looks like stuff I've seen at Vietnamese restaurants! You did a great job!!!!!

ballookey said...

I really love the striking black and white page! And it's so cool that the book went so far!