Street smarts. That’s what Kucin, Czech artist, pastes, paints, stencils and stamps into each of his one-of-a-kind Deafmessanger journals. Based in Prague, Kucin makes his journals there by hand, tucking unexpected found objects in between the pages - recycled receipts, cancelled postcards, magazine pages, maps, photos and more. It’s these spontaneous bits of life that make the hand made journals unique works of art. Leafing through is like walking down a side street in the city. As marked on each Deafmessanger notebook they are not only made in Pargue they are made from Prague.
Deafmessanger’s graffiti inspired journals feature thick cardboard covers, scored and bent around pages that are bound with plastic combs. Elastic bands close the corners. Inside you will find a little pencil, page marker, random quotes and all sorts of tidbits. There is a nice balance of blank pages and decorated ones, enough to inspire your own collecting and soul searching.