Goodies in the Mail

The high point of this week was receiving a parcel from Ed Hutchins. Look what I got!

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Friday Night Flicks: DODOcase

Life can be hard for bookbinders in the age of e-books, but this bindery has adapted. Tonight’s flick takes a look at DODOcase, a business that uses traditional binding methods and technology to make cases for things like iPads.

 

 

If you feel the need to make your tablet look and feel more like a traditional leather-bound book, check out the DODOcase website this weekend.

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A Pocket Placard

This week’s project is my contribution to the #AreYouBookEnough_Protest challenge.

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Friday Night Flicks: Danieli Barbara Sorgi

Tonight’s short flick, titled I’m not a traditional bookbinder, is a peek into the world of Brazilian bookbinder Danieli Barbara Sorgi.

 

 

Under the name Dani Barbara, Sorgi has a website you can check out this weekend. You might be particularly interested in her Youtube channel featuring instruction videos.

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Well, that didn’t work …

The title is a bit misleading, as most of what I did this week worked just fine.

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Friday Night Flicks: Peter Doyle

In tonight’s flick is Number 1 in the Crafty Bastards series from No Class Creations. The video features Peter Doyle talking about his training and work. Most of the process shots are of Doyle binding a set of periodicals, but there are lots of pictures of his restoration and repair work as well.

 

 

You can have a look at more of Doyle’s work this weekend by looking at the Gallery pages on his website.

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And repeat …

I did get a little more work done on A Month of Sun Days this week, though not nearly as much as I had planned.

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Friday Night Flicks: The Bookbinder

Tonight’s flick by Rui Almeda features an anonymous bookbinder demonstrating the skill that comes from years of experience.

 

 

Since the steps in the process go by fairly quickly, here’s another video to watch this weekend, with step-by-step instructions for making a simple hardcover book.

 

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Bad News and Good News

I did not start my new series A Month of Sundays this week as I had planned because I ended up dealing with other things, so I am starting this post with the same cheerful picture I used for my first post on my new Instagram account.

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Friday Night Flicks: Benjamin Elbel

The Friday Night Flicks theme for September is “bookbinder”. Tonight’s flick by Nienke Pieters features one of my favourite modern binders, Benjamin Elbel.

 

 

You can see more of Elbel’s bindings this weekend on this site. If you would like to learn to make some of Elbel’s bindings, there are mail order tutorials available through out of the box Bookbinding. If you are planning a trip, Elbel also has an international list of bookbinding-related places.

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