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Just watched the Video...

looks great and I love the image that is on the edge bevel.

Phill: not a criticism - or being skeptical.... but I am sure I have seen OLD books in my Grnas Collection that had pictures on the side of the pages. Is what you are doing not on the side? Did you really have to invent a new method to do the image?

Like I said I am not being rude, sarcastic or doubting... just interested and wonder how it is different from the old books I have seen with a "similar" thing.

Thanks, Phill.

About to order even though I should not!
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Like I said I am not being rude, sarcastic or doubting... just interested and wonder how it is different from the old books I have seen with a "similar" thing.


Good question: the technique was originally done by medieval scribes wherein they would take a finished book and literally paint the image on the edges of the book. The next stage of the technique was to paint the beveled edges then gild the straight pages to hide the imagery.

Eventually, once gutenberg waded in and books were routinely printed, it was possible to reproduce this technique in press using a technique called fore-edge printing. This is the technique that I used on Mythology CODEX. Obviosuly I don't imagine that I invented fore-edge printing- what I did do was develop a workflow using my specific pre-production setup to be able to produce a bespoke printable pdf with two images of my choosing split and laid out for the print. I knew what to do, but figuring out a reliable way to do it took a while. (I later found out that there is actually a piece of software that already exists that could have saved me a load of time but that's life huh)

Aside from how it was done, like all of our tricks no-one really cares, the end result looks really cool. Whether it adds anything to the book (other than being a nice little distracter when the other half inevitably asks how much it cost) is a different matter entirely.

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ALSO, I should mention that I've been able to bring forward the actual production schedule and I'm hoping to be able to ship the books, not mid July as originally suggested, but next week. It's going to take a while to get all the pre-orders out, but it will be earlier than announced so if you have placed a preorder, you will get it SOOOON.

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BTW someone asked - the ELITES and ALPHAS content is from the Passports. I didn't hold any content back when we made the Passports so there's not a body of work that hasn't seen the light there.

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On Jun 26, 2019, dave_matkin wrote:
Like I said I am not being rude, sarcastic or doubting... just interested and wonder how it is different from the old books I have seen with a "similar" thing.


Good question: the technique was originally done by medieval scribes wherein they would take a finished book and literally paint the image on the edges of the book. The next stage of the technique was to paint the beveled edges then gild the straight pages to hide the imagery.

Eventually, once gutenberg waded in and books were routinely printed, it was possible to reproduce this technique in press using a technique called fore-edge printing. This is the technique that I used on Mythology CODEX. Obviosuly I don't imagine that I invented fore-edge printing- what I did do was develop a workflow using my specific pre-production setup to be able to produce a bespoke printable pdf with two images of my choosing split and laid out for the print. I knew what to do, but figuring out a reliable way to do it took a while. (I later found out that there is actually a piece of software that already exists that could have saved me a load of time but that's life huh)

Aside from how it was done, like all of our tricks no-one really cares, the end result looks really cool. Whether it adds anything to the book (other than being a nice little distracter when the other half inevitably asks how much it cost) is a different matter entirely.

Phill


Thanks Phill.

Great answer and very interesting. I care! It looks awesome. Can't wait! I like the fact that it will distract the missus! Nice idea! More magic producers should do this! Smile


Thanks

David
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This looks absolutely beautiful! Got my preorder in! Smile
Also, I just received Pythia and love that too!

Thanks Phill!
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Pythia is bonkers and we've talked a fair bit about doing a slightly more accessible version of it, might have to have a look at that maybe three or four projects down the line. Working on a magazine test at the moment that is getting out of hand, lol.

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Well my order is in and I am currently consulting with work for them to have the letterbox widened and a sliding ramp from the door to the ground so that

1) it can get through the letterbox

and


2) doesn't dent the wooden floor as lit lands!

LOL Smile looking forward to getting it.

David

Ps what is Pythia?
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Pythia is a take on the card diary (Chronologue, Diary Presage, etc), but with a birthday Oracle book.
It has effects that have you deducing a playing card, lucky number, totem animal, yes/no/maybe answer, tarot card, birthday and even a book test-style reveal.

But be warned: as Phill intimated, there could be a fair bit of memory/math and/or crib work for this one (depending how much you want to use it)!

Matt Smile
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I had a few early access copies to take to Michael Murray's MIND6 over the weekend and the response was great, it was so nice to be able to show the project to people, a lot of who have been using my material since Mitox. A few people walked home with a book wedged in the bag, and we'll be hopefully shipping pre-orders over the rest of this week, so we'll be able to see soon if anyone other than me actually rates it, lol.

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OK we've actually boxed up the preorders and they will be HOPEFULLY with the courier tomorrow. SUPER EXCITED to get these out to see what you guys think and also because my SHED is FULL OF BOXES at the moment.

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Just waiting for the courier to pickup, there was a minor hiccup yesterday but we are still ahead of schedule (ie it's not mid-July yet so I'm claiming this as a victory)
The book is out of preorder now, although there are I think two books left here from the original run - I'm waiting for the second print run to come from the suppliers, but that might be a little while.

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Just got my copy - it is awesome! Just magnificent! Thanks so much Phill!
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Despite having pretty much everything of Phill’s I picked this up at Minds. Unfortunately I couldn’t use the edge to distract the missus on the price because she was with me when I bought it so I softened her up by buying her Thrift Store Find which she loves. This book is an absolute monster. I haven’t bought it to Ireland with me because I’d have had to pay excess luggage. The book really is gorgeous, this is one of the things that got the spend past Julie. I’m really looking forward to digging in to it but due to having many of the included books I know that the content is top notch.

Also in case it wasn’t obvious from the above, I paid the full pre-order price for this.

Mark.
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Thanks Mattr and Mark - I can see from the shipping that a few of these have landed already and I've got a few messages from people buzzing about the book. I'm curious to see some reviews but I can accept that it will take a while for people to smash through 370+ pages of dense mentalism.

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Mine arrived today. I can't wait to get stuck in but, honestly, it's so bloody beautiful I'm not sure I ever want to risk spoiling it..
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Keep that one for the shelf and just buy another one to actually read, simple.

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The book has just arrived here as well (Poland) - looks AMAZING Smile Will be travelling a lot by train for next 4 days, at least 12 hours will be spent with the book Smile
Phill thanks so much as well for the personal touch (even tough my name is Blazej, not Balzej, but that is exactly how unique things are created Smile), and small gift in the package!
Will try to collect and share here some thoughts after these few days as well Smile
(BTW. this is a great week for my mind and creativity, just received and read A Piece Of My Mind, now Mythology CODEX - best week ever Smile)
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So glad it made it intact - you are of course correct and I'm super sorry I managed to goof the simple act of writing your name. Fortunately I can see from google that changing your name in Poland isn't too onerous so you should be able to get that sorted to match the book easily enough: https://edynburg.msz.gov.pl/en/c/MOBILE/......of_name/

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Hey, I got mine today in the USA...what is that extra little thing that came with the book? I want to check it out but I don't want to break it!!

Nathan
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