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Bookbinding is no easy craft, and it’s not hard to get discouraged when you don’t see the results you might have expected making your first book. A post at the Rulerless blog offers inspiration that is relatable to anyone who’s had the pleasure of learning a new skill. Read it, and keep on binding!
Washi is often dubbed “the world’s thinnest paper,”. Chinzei’s variety, tengu-joshi washi, is 0.02 millimeters thick and weighs 1.6 grams per square meter. As opposed to standard paper, which is thicker and weighs 70 grams per square meter.
Found this beautiful selection of decorated initials while browsing a volume of the Studio - an old magazine about fine and applied arts.
What is most unexpected about his intricate, captivating, folded-paper sculptures, is that until he finishes them, Matt Shlian doesn’t know exactly how they’re going to turn out.
A Bibliophile’s Ex-Libris for 37.000 Books – The Bookplate of Sergey Vavilov with an Engraving of Félix Vallotton
I often find curious things just browsing tomes in old books stores. Here is an excellent example. This bookplate on a vintage book about engraving techniques of the 19th century momentarily attracted my attention.
One of my recent finds during the trip to Romania was a convoluted collection of the French paper industry edition Papyrus from 1931 that included one additional issue from 1930. This is the first digitized issue from that collection.
We recently had a delightful discussion of fountain pens on our Facebook page. This video should be an excellent continuation of that chat. Neil Gaiman speaks about writing his novels in vintage ledgers. What could have been better?
I've been browsing through a collection of more than a century old Russian magazines Printing Art. I found some interesting statistics concerning the book industry of the early 20th century in Russia. And this curiosity as well.
I planned to upload some English-language book this time. However, I stumbled upon an article about bookplates in the April'1902 issue of the Russian magazine "Искусство печати" (Printing Art,) and decided I have to share it.