Saturday, 29 October 2016

Made a start

If you want to see the work in progress come over to my blog. Otherwise here’s a relatively spoiler free snippet of what’s happening. 

Just realised I’m using the back of pantomime scripts for the mock up – seems appropriate!

Monday, 24 October 2016

A tentative start

Once upon a time there lived a bookmaker who is convinced she would live happily ever after if the ideas for this book would stop trying to get out of an accordion format!

Have we thought of a date for mailing this one?  I was thinking end of January? That gives three more months to fight with it and means we miss the Christmas post. (Ooops- Ignore this question, just seen the earlier comments)

(I thought a post should have an image so this is one I made earlier that may turn out to be vaguely related to the new book)

Sunday, 9 October 2016

Binding Discussion

Have you all found a 'personal best' binding style? I've come to realise that although I love receiving intricate and complex bindings, making/creating them holds no attraction for me.  Its more about the the content?  Have you made some really intricate bindings? Post some pictures here for us.  To add, select the edit button in the posts setting.

Tuesday, 4 October 2016

The New Alexandrian Library

Just as a matter of interest, I have an enormous collection of artists books, many of which are collaborations.  I am TRYING to document them all, but its slow going. The collection is called The New Alexandrian Library. I think the title came about whilst investigating Hypatia. It would be good to see some of your collaborative efforts here?

Saturday, 1 October 2016

Useful Resource

I thought people might find this useful.
I came across a post on Painting Speech which said “Claire Van Vliet and Elizabeth Steiner have made their 2002 book Woven and Interlocking Book Structures freely available in a variety of formats (PDF, EPUB, Kindle, etc.) at the Internet Archive. Published in 2002 and no longer in print, this book is a self-teaching manual with directions for making basic models of 16 book structures designed for Janus, Steiner, and Gefn Press publications. You can find it here at; download options are listed as links on the right.

If you follow Claire’s recommendation to print the PDF 2-sided and bind it in a 3-ring binder as a bench top manual, it will take 76 sheets of letter-size paper.”

I’ve been trying to get a library or a reasonably priced second hand copy for ages with no success. So I’d like to say thank you to Claire and Elizabeth for their generosity in sharing.