Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Some books I recently completed for clients

Here are some books I just completed for some clients. If you're interested in ordering any of these books or my other offerings, just email me at swakprops@gmail.com.

Monday, February 24, 2014

National Treasure: The Complete Silence Dogood Letters V.2 - Now available

The set consists of 42 sheets making up 15 letters. There are originally 14 letters but I've included a variation of the 10th letter to match the prop seen in the movie. The letters are 10" x 16 1/2" with the sides ripped for authenticity. They're printed on ivory paper which are then individually weathered by hand. They are then folded in 2 stacks and tied with weathered twine. Includes an identification tag and a letter from Patrick Gates.

Please contact me at swakprops@gmail.com if you're interested in a set.

Friday, February 21, 2014

The Complete Silence Dogood Letters V2 - Work in Progress

I'm putting the finishing touches on my complete Silence Dogood letters v2. I remade this from scratch, typesetting the actual letters verbatim in a realistic and almost accurate handwriting font.I've tried my best to match them to screenshots of the letters as seen in "National Treasure".

Another change I made is the way "Silence" signed off in each letter. In my previous version, they were all signed as "I am, Sir, Your Humble Servant, Silence Dogood". In actual fact, the sig differs in some of the letters. I've tried my best to include this variation as seen below.

42 sheets make up the complete letters. They are printed on 100 gsm ivory colored A3 paper with the sizes ripped off to make the letters 10" x 16 1/2".

I will be weathering the letters and will post up the pics of the finished item soon. Stay tuned.

Friday, January 17, 2014

The Nine Gates of the Kingdom of Shadows - Aristide Torchia's Personal Copy

This my interpretation of what Aristide Torchia's personal copy of the Nine Gates would be. This differs from the screen accurate Nine Gates in that the cover is black leather instead of dark brown and that it features full gold foil embossing on the pentagram instead of just the outline. All 9 woodcuts in this book are the LCF versions including the genuine 9th engraving. The book is pristine, i.e. the cover and pages are not weathered, only the page edges have been slightly weathered to accentuate the book's appearance.

It includes loose AT woodcuts (for comparison with the LCF woodcuts in the book), the fake 9th LCF engraving with "CENIZA BROS" written across, the fake 9th LCF engraving featured in the the Balkan version of the book, the two page spread with the genuine 9th LCF engraving, Corso's comparison chart, Corso's namecard, Balkan's postcard as well as the yellow fabric to wrap the book in.

Contact me at swakprops@gmail.com if interested.

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Custom Nine Gates work in progress

Here's a custom Nine Gates I'm working on for a client. Instead of dark brown leather, he requested black leather and full gold foil on the pentagram (see the comparison pic of my regular cover with the custom one below). The gold contrasts really well with the deep black. The pages will be that of an all LCF book.