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Blue and White Soap Notebook

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"Blue and white soap, monkey soap or offenbach soap, these are the different names by which it is known. It is a product used since the mid-nineteenth century and nowadays it's still used to wash clothes, remove stains, hand washing and disinfection, and there are also those who use it in personal hygiene, such as a hair care product (hair bennefits are not scientifically proven).

The Blue & White Soap notebook was created for those who like to handwash clothes and dry them in the breeze and sunny weather. When you open the notebook you can almost feel the sweet smell of cleaned clothing. The cover is printed in two colors in letterpress, and the inside gathers different soap patterns printed in offset. The notebook has rounded edges, like any soap in use."

This notebook has been printed and assembled in a workshop in Sintra, Portugal, using movable type printing, Gutenbergs’ technique. From a special edition of 2.000, individually numbered notebooks, created by Nuno Neves and Susana Vilela, the design duo behind Serrote.

Cover: Thin cardboard

Inside: 40 sheets of 80 grams in offset print.

Measurements: 17 x 11,5 cm.

Weight: 75 gr.