On a recent trip to Egypt, Nadine (a talented bookbinder and the designer behind Hartley & Marks‘ other notebook line, Paper-Oh) brought along her Morris Iris Midi journal as she toured Cairo. About the visit, Nadine writes:

Here are two photos from my trip to Cairo. First we went to the Step Pyramid of Djoser in the Saqqara necropolis (“city of the dead”!).

Cairo Traveller 2

The second photo is in front of the Khufu Ship, which was originally entombed at the base of the Great Pyramid of Giza (also known as the Pyramid of Cheops or of Khufu) but is now preserved at the Giza Solar Boat Museum. The boat was stored for almost 5000 years in a sarcophagus and dismantled into 1224 spare parts. I really liked the joints held together with rope (as a bookbinder, I love glue-free bindings!).

Cairo Traveller

I had not much time to write, but the little William Morris Iris book was a good companion. William Morris put it accurately when he said, “History has remembered the kings and warriors, because they destroyed. Art has remembered the people, because they created.”

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