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Why is there elephant poop on my book? SOLD OUT!

May 27, 2011
by Alex Miles Younger

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Ralph Waldo Emerson loves handmade, innovative, earth-friendly products that create a social impact. He loves them so much he insisted we collaborate with Holstee to create something remarkable for the limited edition of Self-Reliance.

So we did just that. The collectible edition of Self-Reliance comes with a custom book jacket and five inspiring greeting cards made of 50% recycled paper and 50% elephant poop. They’re also 100% Emerson approved.

To see what they look like, or to grab one of the only 100 that exist (we just sold out this morning, thanks everyone!), head to Amazon now.

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We knew we needed to make this edition of Self-Reliance sing, so we turned to Holstee, a Brooklyn-based design company that creates and curates sustainably-made products that support entrepreneurs in developing nations.

Inspired by the Holstee Manifesto greeting cards, and using some of my favorite quotes from Self-Reliance, I designed a short, inspiring typographic manifesto to honor Emerson. The team at Holstee (Mike, Dave, and Fabian) worked their magic and, as Ralph said, “The books and cards are gorgeous. Thank you Holstee!”

We can’t wait to hear what you have to say about this Holstee and Domino collaboration. Let us know what you think at @projectdomino and @holstee.

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