Pocket Book: Theme and Variations Part Four

I am still on the hunt for the origin of the structure Wendy Feldberg used for her little swatch book. I briefly thought I had found it when I saw a very small image of this book by Cherryl Moote, but I was wrong.

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Friday Night Flicks: Leo Shallat

Today’s two short flicks feature Calligraffiti artist Leo Shallat.

 

 

 

If you would like to try gothic lettering (often used in calligraffiti) this weekend, you will find an introductory tutorial on Blackletter calligraphy here.

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Making Artists Books

I recently wrote several posts —Pocket Book: Theme and Variations Part OnePocket Book: Theme and Variations Part Two, and Pocket Book: Theme and Variations Part Three— that began with an unusual book structure used by Wendy Feldberg. Here is my version from the first post.

In the search for a designer/source for the structure I not only scoured the Internet, I looked through actual books in my reference library. I picked three of them to write about. Continue reading

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Friday Night Flicks: Jody Williams, book artist

Tonight’s flick is the last in February’s selection of book artists. The film features Jody Williams, and her book and exhibition Small Orders.

 

 

I highly recommend taking some time out of your weekend to look at more artist’s books from Jody Williams/Flying Paper Press. You will find them here.

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R is for Red

The February #areyoubookenough challenge word is Red. I tried —and failed— to come up with something based on Retired, Extremely Dangerous. I made a small red text-less book about words instead.

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Friday Night Flicks: Perhaps I’ll Fly

Tonight’s flick features a different take on the artist’s book. The film is a collaboration between photographer/filmmaker Louis Kwok and book artist Adelene Koh.

 

 

I posted a Friday Night Flick about Adelene Koh back in 2017. You could watch it here this weekend, or spend a few minutes on Adelene’s website and blog, dddots. She also has an Instagram account, @aduhlene. (Some of you may recognise her as the person who sent @pdverheyen a prepared frog skin.)

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Pocket Book: Theme and Variations Part Three

I ended last week’s post with the image of these pockets created by folding and interlocking pieces of paper and card stock. (If you missed the previous posts, you might want to go back and look at Part One and Part Two.)

The pockets were a bit tight for putting things in and taking them out again, so I thought about ways to solve that problem. Continue reading

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Friday Night Flicks: Julie Fordham’s ‘The Dream’

The remaining three Fridays in February will feature artist’s books. Today’s flick is from Georgia Center for the Book and takes a close-up and detailed look at Julie Fordham’s painted and stitched accordion book The Dream.

 

 

The Dream was one of the works included in the book as art v.8. Georgia Center for the Book has posted short videos of all of them. If you want to spend a little time this weekend looking at more artist’s books, you can find the videos here.

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Pocket Book: Theme and Variations Part Two

Last Sunday I ended the description of my paper experiments with this structure.

But wait … there’s more! Continue reading

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Friday Night Flicks: Origami Lucky Hearts

Friday Night Flicks are not usually instruction videos, but Valentine’s Day is coming, and this is a little paper folding project that is easy enough for beginners and can be made out of almost nothing.

 

 

If you would like to try making some other paper hearts this weekend, Paper Kawaii has others in her Youtube tutorials.

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