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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 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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Friday Night Flicks: Der Papiermacher

A friend sent me a link to this video a little while ago, and I enjoyed it enough to want to share it further. Directed by Daniel Egenolf for Kings and Kongs, Der Papiermacher is a portrait of Gangolf Ulbricht, … Continue reading

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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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Friday Night Flicks: Making hanji: Korean papermaking by Shin Hyun Se

Tonight’s video is a little longer than usual, but it’s worth it to watch all the steps involved in producing hanji.     If you want to try a little papermaking this weekend, there’s a tutorial on making your own … Continue reading

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Making The Deadline

I got the last two paper toys completed this week: that is, I managed to prepare a pdf for each of them including assembly instructions. I double-checked that everything worked by building the toys following the instructions exactly. Here’s a … Continue reading

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Friday Night Flicks: Demonstration of Arabic Script Calligraphy

Another calligraphic video this week, this time featuring the work of New York-based calligrapher Elinor Aishah Holland.     Traditionally this type of lettering would have been done with a reed pen. If you want to try making your own … 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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Friday Night Flicks: Calligraphy

Tonight’s sensual little flick was shot by Henk Dawson and features the work of calligrapher Kathy Barker.     If you want to try some easier calligraphy this weekend, you might check out the brush pen lettering tutorial I linked … Continue reading

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