Friday Night Flicks: Buchbinder and 学ぶ、感じる「手製本」

Tonight we have two films: one from Austria and one from Japan.

The first flick features the work of Walter Gstettenhofer and non-German speakers will just have to enjoy watching the process. (I note that in the editing of the video, some of the steps got out of order.) I admit I selected this from several films of bookbinders at work because we get to see Walter’s Lovely Assistant.



The second (and shorter) flick is a promotion video for a workshop held at amu in 2014. Amu is a Tokyo-based design company by day that uses their space for evening and weekend workshops on a number of topics. The video title translates as Learn, feel ‘hand-binding’. Since there is no spoken text, non-Japanese speakers will have no problem understanding the video.



Perhaps you will spend some time this weekend doing some bookbinding. You could just follow the steps in the second video.

About Byopia Press

I have been working in the book arts field for more than twenty years, and operating Byopia Press with my husband David since the late 1990s. I began producing artist's books and altered books in 2004.
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3 Responses to Friday Night Flicks: Buchbinder and 学ぶ、感じる「手製本」

  1. lcmt says:

    This is great. I’ve been thinking of maybe teaching a binding workshop for making a single sewn signature book, like for a comic book or a zine, but the Amu video is a good idea too.


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