Haxley (Story Book)
Chicago-area illustrator/postermaker Jay Ryan is a craftsman with great visual style and more than his fair share of imagination, and you can see tons of his work at The Bird Machine
. In October 2017, Jay set himself a goal of creating one small ink illustration each day. These drawings revealed a story about a bear and his squirrel neighbors. Many followed Jay’s progress on Instagram and found the drawings irresistible. Field Notes knew they would look great in a special edition and Jay agreed. He revealed the bear’s name is Haxley, and that this story is sort of a preamble to a larger project that he’s been kicking around for years.
Jay Ryan, Haxley The Bear
The “Haxley” edition includes two 64-page books. The first is a “Story Book,” featuring ruled pages alongside Jay’s 31 black-and-white drawings. You can expand on Haxley’s adventure, or, just maybe, recount a completely different journey, one you make yourself. The other book in the 2-Pack is a “Sketch Book” with blank pages, that you can fill up in any way you choose. Both books feature Neenah Royal Sundance Felt “Warm White” covers with four spot colors and a fifth-glow-in-the-dark ink, illuminating the flashlight beams.
They’re PUR-bound with Domtar Cougar smooth 70# “Natural” text paper inside.
"Glow In The Dark Flashlights!"
Get back into story telling, pick up this unique Haxley edition! (Characters and images herein are the property of THE BIRD MACHINE, INC.)Specifications:
2/Pack, 64 Pages/Notebook
1 Ruled lined "Story Book” only, approx. 1/4" (6.4mm). "Sketch Book" is blank pages
Cover: "Glow in the Dark Flashlights", Neenah Royal Sundance Felt 100#C “Warm White,” with four soy-based Saphira inks
Innards: Domtar Cougar 70#T “Natural,” with a fine, 3-color application of soy-based Saphira inks
Corners: Rounded to a 3/8" (9.5mm) radius
Size: 3 1/2" x 5 1/2" (89mm × 140mm).