The Year of the Rooster begins on Saturday, January 28, 2017.
This month we are inaugurating a limited edition Chinese Zodiac series. The Year of the Rooster is our first edition. It is a gold imprint on a red Rhodia ColoR pad. This A5 (6 x 8 1/4″) pad features 90g ivory paper and an ultra soft touch cover back and front.
Rooster years include 1933, 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005 and 2017. People born in this year are keen observers, resourceful, courageous and confident.
This unique design was prepared by Jane Labanz of The Delicate Pen, a calligrapher and performing artist based in New York City. Jane’s formal training as a concert pianist, vocalist and dancer is the essence of her composition and the hallmark of her style. “I dance on paper. I make music with pen strokes,” she says. Her mentor, Michael Sull, encouraged her to pursue both talents. “Each interest informs the other and each would suffer for the lack of the other. He made me realize that.”