I am getting very close to the end of my #99DayProject with only eight days left after today. Here are this week’s squares.
I have been thinking about a DIY project for August and have finally come up with something. It’s a combination of the ‘pocket’ structure I played with earlier this year and Hedi Kyle’s Panorama (formerly Panel) Book. It’s modular, the panels lock together to form a continuous surface, and it can end either with a half panel (on the left below),
or with a full panel (on the right below).
I will post a free printable pdf and instructions on Sunday, August 22.
In other book arts news:
You don’t need a printing press or a risograph or an archival pigment printer to make an illustrated artist’s book. From the JCBA webpage for the workshop:
Stenciled artwork generally breaks down an image into its most essential parts. Think of graffiti artists (such as Banksy and others) whose spray-painted graphics use stencils for making quick, repeatable images. In this workshop we will cover a basic method of creating and using stencils to make multiple copies on paper. Our focus will be on learning the general mechanics of stenciling. We will use acrylic ink, but demos will cover other mediums. Additionally, the use of jigs to get good registration both of the image and its placement on the paper will be addressed. This one-session workshop will provide a good basis for further experimentation afterwards.
You will find registration information here.
Looking for inspiration for your stenciled designs? The Public Domain Review has an article that might be of interest: Festooned: Martin Gerlach’s Decorative Groupings. The article includes images of more than three dozen pages from the book.
If you don’t follow Letterform Archive on social media, you now have a chance to catch up with this article which features some of their most popular posts. It’s worth a look.
As this week’s finale here’s David’s photograph —taken from the front porch— of the fellow we both refer to as “Handsome”.