The Village Passports are here!

A day before my trip to Europe the passports were done, so I scampered into town to pick them up from one of our quirky printing houses, Pinball Publishing. They make a passport-sized notebook that none other than Tom Waits has used for a book of poetry. Quirky tidbits: The passports, in typical Portland earth-friendly fashion, are entirely made of recycled paper with a chipboard cover and vegetable-dye inks. There are 32 blank pages inside to offer to Portland Bonsai Village nurseries for their rubber stamps! We don’t have 32 nurseries to visit, admittedly, but perhaps you’ll come back for duplicate stamps. Those who fail to do that may still use it for writing your grocery list. Just please don’t tell me about it.


Cover. Logo design by Jane Pellicciotto.


And the back of the passport…don’t bother looking up the URL, the website isn’t up yet, sorry!

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  1. That is ridiculously cool

  2. Sam Ogranaja says:

    Monsieur Hagedorn,

    Telling someone to not look up the URL is like telling them they can’t lick their elbow. 75% of us will try anyway. LOL

    I can’t wait to come visit. Good for you guys for continuing forward with this. I’m sure it’ll be a truly awesome place to visit.

    Have a great week!!!!

  3. Tony Tickle says:

    ooooh its time to get giddy 🙂

  4. Tony Tickle says:

    Reblogged this on Yamadori and Bonsai material from Tony Tickle and commented:
    I will make sure I check in next time I’m in Portlandia

  5. Jorge Trak says:

    Heeey Do I need to go to the embassy to get my passport? I need one of those 🙂

  6. Ryan says:

    Where can get I order one? Or get one?

    • crataegus says:

      Good question…Passports are meant to be used by those visiting more than one studio or nursery in the Portland Bonsai Village, and may be gotten on a Village Tour or at the nurseries themselves.

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