Category Archives: Design

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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More Paper Toys

I have continued to play with making paper toys and produced two more this week. This one’s called Feed The Troll. The object of the game is to flick small items (paper clips, candy wrappers, used chewing gum) at the … Continue reading

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Sumer is icumin in

We have gone from Winter, through Spring, and into Summer in a very short time this year. I define Spring as the time between the last snow and the first mosquitoes. We now have the bugs (mosquitoes and ticks) and … Continue reading

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Friday Night Flicks: To Fold Paper

Today’s flick is another look at origami, this time from the perspective of master folder Quentin Trollip. The works Trollip produces go beyond the average geometric abstractions of animal forms that occur in many origami folds, with the addition of … Continue reading

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The Binding Swap 2

Today’s post features four more books from the Binding Swap. (Previous post here.) Barbara made tunnel books for the swap. Unlike many tunnel books, hers are designed to lie on their backs so that one is looking down on layers … Continue reading

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The Architecture Pack

On Monday this week I was offered a copy of The Architecture Pack by Ron van der Meer and Deyan Sudjic. I accepted with alacrity (and small joyful noises) since, among other things, it is a pop-up book.

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Friday Night Flicks: Emmanuelle Moureaux

I don’t usually include still images in the Friday posts, but I wanted to show you what caught my eye on Dezeen this week: images of a paper installation by Emmanuelle Moureaux entitled The Colour of Time. The exhibition is … Continue reading

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Post #401 and a Valentine Love Note

Friday’s post was #400. Who would have thought I would keep it up this long?! In celebration, here’s an early Valentine. The Advent stars didn’t give people much lead time, so I thought posting this a month ahead would be … Continue reading

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