New Artist's Book

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I am working on a new Artist's book with a theme about getting lost while going for a hike/walk, but I don't have a title for it yet. I was wondering if I could get some ideas from you guys. I thought of a couple but they are too cliché for me, like Off the Beaten Path and Take a Hike.

There will be a bunch of prints, maps, and original art in the book itself and come in a box with a few items like a compass, a first aid kit, and a hand-carved bow drill kit for fire making. I'm making an edition of five of these.

Any thoughts?
 
Exciting! I love titles. How about,

Orientated towards lost.

I think it might sound like yours...

If ever I were to find myself lost in the Mojave, the thing I would most want in my kit would be a cyanide tablet, and that would be taken before nightfall of the first night! 😁 No kidding.
 
it is very good news.
I remember photos of the previous book, fantastic and full of surprises.
the premise of this is beautiful and is equally full of surprises.
I find it hard to think of names (I couldn't choose names by email or forum, and as a child the name for my dog I thought of, looking for one, was, dog.)
always, with the titles / names, I am the anti Iain,
i like the suggestions from Iain and snoball.
reading the post I had a name, get lost and then find myself again ..
"perdersi e poi ritrovarsi.."

"oppure : perdersi per poi ritrovarsi "
or: get lost and then find yourself again
 
it is very good news.
I remember photos of the previous book, fantastic and full of surprises.
the premise of this is beautiful and is equally full of surprises.
I find it hard to think of names (I couldn't choose names by email or forum, and as a child the name for my dog I thought of, looking for one, was, dog.)
always, with the titles / names, I am the anti Iain,
i like the suggestions from Iain and snoball.
reading the post I had a name, get lost and then find myself again ..
"perdersi e poi ritrovarsi.."

"oppure : perdersi per poi ritrovarsi "
or: get lost and then find yourself again
Thanks Joe. I like the get lost and then find yourself again idea. ♥️ I will think on that.
 
Great idea. For kids or adults? Sounds like gift preparations...
 
Thanks Sno. I got lost and didn't have a book to light my way.. I have been lurking and not posting. Anti social I guess. I di see your asking where I was and your gift portrait was lovely. 🤗
 
I always liked Lost in the Ozone Again, by Commander Cody and His Lost Planet Airmen, but I don't think it would work for this. Then there's Happy Trails--I don't know who wrote it; I'm speaking of the version by Quicksilver Messenger Service. Probably no good either. Maybe you could do a riff on Lost in Space but people below a certain age wouldn't know what it means.

Fun to think about anyway.
 
I second Wanderlost. It states the theme in one word, which is a nice play on Wanderlust.
 
I wander, lost in a tangle of thoughts and feelings, until the sun comes out and I find myself. .... to elaborate on my title suggestion.....
 
Well, I decided on a name (pretty much). It might seem simple, but it's going to be sewn into the cover and I kind of wanted one word like Wanderlost. Leaning into more of a walking trail kind of thing, I'm titling it Outlander. The story is not written yet, and it might not be a literal story, but the cover will have little black feet cut into it (like a diecut) and the other elements in the box are about IF you get lost on a walk or a hike into nowhere, here are some helpful items to get you through it. I tried using Wanderlost on the digital mockup and it didn't look quite right. What do you think?

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The light blue will be starched linen fabric. The black is thick linen cardstock. The title will be embroidered. The feet stick out from the whole book to the side.

I got the boxes and the book will be a lot smaller than I'd anticipated, like 4.5 inches high, so it's pretty tiny, but it will pack a big punch I think.

I only make one of these sort of editions once every couple/few years and they take a long time to make. I've never tried bushcraft before, so I'm a little nervous about making/carving the mini bow drills. I'm sure musket would see that as a quick and simple task. ;)
 
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