Fabriano Leporello Travel & Drawing Journal (20 sheets)

Travel and drawing journal, bound in fanfold arrangement

Paper : Fabriano Medioevalis (260gsm, 20 sheets)

Dimensions : cm 11,5x16,5

Elegant black sleeve  with elastic band

Use : drawing, all techniques

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19,50 €

Fabriano Leporello is a travel journal with fanfolded paper sheets, that is ideal for all drawing techniques and light water media.

The paper inside is no other than Fabriano Medioevalis, produced through a mould-made process (that allows for the unique feature of having the folds created by a watermark).

The little strory about ...The term "leporello" is used to describe a type of book folded in an accordion or fan-like format. This particular format of book is often used for illustrations, photographs, or short texts, and can be unfolded to display the content in a continuous format.

The origin of the leporello dates back to the 17th century in Europe, where it was used as a form of pocket book. The name "leporello" is derived from the character of Leporello in Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's opera "Don Giovanni", where Leporello is the valet of the protagonist. In the opera, Leporello holds a book folded in an accordion format in which he records the numerous conquests of his master, Don Giovanni.

The leporello is also known by other names in different cultures. For example, in Japan, it is called "orihon" and has been used for print books and photograph albums. In other regions of Europe, it is also known as "harmonica book" or "concertina book". Today, the leporello is often used as a creative form of an artist's book, wedding book, travel book, or promotional book due to its unique format and ability to display content in an innovative way.