Category Archives: bookbinding

Friday Night Flicks: Margot — bookbinder

Tonight’s flick by Pauline Goasmat shows Margot Bansard Greveson of Bookstar Bindery working on two different bindings.     I loved the shot of Margot gluing leather over a rounded corner. Perhaps you will examine a binding more closely this … Continue reading

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I Blame The Heat (and the cat)

This week I finished the book for the joint project with Kate Hodgson, but the process did not go nearly as smoothly as I had hoped. I re-sized the test version of the parts for a 5-point star and printed … Continue reading

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Friday Night Flicks: Book of Letters and All You Need To Know About Graffiti Is In This Book

That’s a very long title for two of the shortest ever Friday Night Flicks. Both videos are demonstrations of unusual books. The first, Book of Letters, was designed by Kristy Higby as a retirement present.     I will let … Continue reading

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It Was A Learning Experience After All

This week I started making the covers for the edition of A Clear Midnight. I had already done a test copy which had turned out perfectly. Here’s a view of the back. I opened the file in Illustrator, and without … Continue reading

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Friday Night Flicks:The Process of Book Binding and Book Binding

Tonight’s flick shows some of the mechanised processes used in commercial binderies. The Process of Bookbinding is K. B. Lee’s look at the operation of the North West Book Company.     For a different approach to filming a bindery … Continue reading

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Lost in Translation

I had another glitch while making the edition copies of A Clear Midnight this week. (You can find a printable DIY copy here. It works.) I had successfully corrected, saved, printedst and made one copy of the book. Everything seemed … Continue reading

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A Clear Midnight

It is once again time to offer a DIY artist’s book in celebration of the anniversary of this blog: four years this coming Saturday. Since July 7 is also the beginning of Tanabata celebrations in Japan, the book is star-themed. … Continue reading

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Some Variations on the Shrigley Binding

Last week I wrote about accidentally inventing the Shrigley Binding while trying out various origami folds. This week I will show a simpler way to achieve the structure, and some variations of shape and assembly.

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How I accidentally invented The Shrigley Binding

(with apologies to Benjamin Elbel.) I have been playing with little squares of paper again, making components for paper ‘quilts’. Some of the designs come from Tomoko Fuse, though the basic ones may be traditional. I have also played with … Continue reading

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Little Star Books 3

Today’s post features the third and final little star book for you to make. It’s the one at the bottom of the picture below, and is a variation of the one I posted as one of my star posts for … Continue reading

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