Archive for July 25, 2011

Quiet Girl | Valerie Chua Art & Moleskine Giveaway

quietgirl Giveaway

 

Avalon.ph is collaborating with a very talented lady, illustrator Valerie Chua for a very special art + Moleskine Large Sketchbook giveaway!

From her post:

Quiet Girl and my tumblr have been around for over a year and for that, I’d like to thank all those who have been following my work and my online pages. In gratitude, I present to you this giveaway.”

Valerie Chua is a self-taught illustrator from Manila. Quiet Girl is her illustration and personal blog. It mainly contains photo processes of her paintings. Entries are mixed with travel photos, fashion and beauty-related posts, discussions on art, stationery, materials and paper.

 

Check out her blog and admire her passion for the visual arts. She is also giving away special prints, signed. Details of the giveaway is on her Quiet Girl post.

Good luck everyone!

Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman, limited edition signed

 

A painstakingly produced limited edition of a beloved classic by #1 New York Times bestselling author Neil Gaiman. Limited to a single edition of just 1,000 copies, the limited edition of Neverwhere is an example of bookmaking at its finest.

– Each volume is hand-numbered–limited to 1,000 copies

– Each volume is signed by the author

– Each volume and its accompanying slipcase is hand-bound in rich midnight blue cloth

– Volume front case and spine are gold-stamped

– Slipcase features a die-cut aperture through which is seen the gold-stamped door illustration on volume front case

– Elegant two-color interior design

– Printed endpapers feature map of the London Underground, faithfully reproduced from the book’s original trade edition

– Large 7″x10″ format

– Text is the “Author’s Preferred Text”; this volume includes a special introduction to the book by the author

– Special addendum to this limited edition: “The Neverwhere Files”–material from the author’s files that give a behind-the-scenes glimpse at the evolution of Neverwhere

– Each volume comes in its own protective cardboard case–labeled with title, author, price, publisher information, and barcode.

Price: Php12,000.00

Thank you very much for viewing. If interested, contact us.

COMPLETE 6-Book Set! Ellen Datlow & Terri Windling Dark/Adult Fairy Tales Books

All hardbound. Probably the only complete set available for sale on Earth (/Internet).

Snow White, Blood Red (1993)
Black Thorn, White Rose (1994)
Ruby Slippers, Golden Tears (1995)
Black Swan, White Raven (1997)
Silver Birch, Blood Moon (1999)
Black Heart, Ivory Bones (2000)

Contributing authors: Neil Gaiman, Susanna Clarke, Tanith Lee, Jane Yolen, Nancy Kress, Gene Wolfe, Kathe Koja, Caitlin R. Kiernan, Roger Zelazny, and many more…

A jealous prince plots the destruction of his hated broter’s wedding by inventing a “magic” suit of clothing visible only to the pure at heart…

A marvelous frog holds an astonishing secret, until a maiden’s kiss reveals a terrible truth…

A troll-killing, princess-rescuing warrior is compelled to consider events from his adversaries’ point of view…

A young girl’s strange fairy tale obsession results in a brutal murder…

An embittered mother cares for her slowly dying son who is trapped in a thicket that guards a sleeping beauty…

A take on Rapunzel, which takes place in modern times, in the beauty-pageant circuit, yet follows the old story almost exactly.

A Sleeping Beauty retelling set in an alternate, magic-rich nineteenth-century England, and full of insight about the nature of “true love”. Ends not happily, but perfectly.

“Snow in Summer” turns the tables on Snow White’s evil stepmother with a deep-dish apple pie and a fry pan.

“Goldilocks Tells All” is especially memorable for its Jerry Springer-like portrayal of the ultimate dysfunctional family.

A seduced prince willingly and knowingly fell prey to a sensuous usurper’s treachery…

A flesh-eating ogre gamboled in the footlights…

… and many more…. 

 

 

Erotic, compelling, witty, and altogether extraordinary, these stories lay bare our innermost demons and desires- imaginatively transforming our youthful fantasies into things darker, slyer and more delightfully subversive.

All hardbound, posted on our website here.