Category Archives: Design

An Accordion Book with Removable Spine

I saw this structure a while back on Pinterest. It turned up again recently. The image is from the announcement of a workshop —now long past— offered by Cristina Balbiano d’Aramengo. I tracked down an email address for her and … Continue reading

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Little Projects

While I have some larger works in the planning stages, I have also been working on some little projects. I got all the backing of paper and cloth done for my travelling bookbinder version of the Zhen Xian Bao. (There … Continue reading

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Friday Night Flicks: Federico Galvani/Happycentro

Tonight’s little flick shows the production of an invitation to the opening of the Louis Vuitton store in Osaka. You will get a brief glimpse of each of the processes involved: offset printing. dry debossing, and silk screen printing. Each … Continue reading

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Lots of Folding

I spent a lot of this week folding paper. I folded squares for the piece I am working on for the decade-themed exhibition.

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Book Dynamics!

I mentioned last Sunday that I had received the copy of Book Dynamics! I had ordered. It is a delight, featuring three dozen artist’s books made by Ed Hutchins between 1989 and 2007.

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Planning A New Piece

I backed some more paper this week. Here’s a shot of some self-backed Thai mulberry paper drying. (I’m showing off: I rarely get the edges to match quite this well!) I’m in the design stage for a wall piece, a … 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 Question of Scale

David has persuaded me to do a small edition of A Clear Midnight. Rather than just produce copies of the DIY book, I decided that the edition copies should be larger. This is the reverse of my usual process. Normally … Continue reading

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Cover for A Clear Midnight

Last week’s post contained the instructions for making A Clear Midnight, and a link to a printable pdf of the parts. This week you can make a cover for the book.

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A Little Catching Up

There’s nothing better than someone asking to purchase a book to prod me into finishing the edition. Last week I received an order for a copy of Westron Wynde. I already had all the copies printed and just waiting. I … Continue reading

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