We return to Ben Elbel to talk about experimental bookbinding and unusual book structures. While this episode was recorded a while ago, it stays absolutely actual. Especially as Ben was named one of the most inspiring bookish people of 2021 by the guests of our podcast!
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00:00 – Beginning
00:25 – Space for creativity in the bookbinding process
02:40 – Ben’s experiments with book structure. Are there any unsolved problems and ways to improve the book’s structure?
06:43 – Experimenting as a way to give personality to a book
08:32 – Sticking to traditions vs. doing something completely new
10:33 – Places to study modern bookbinding
12:27 – Competitions in the field of experimental and innovational bookbinding
14:15 – Doing experimental bookbinding without loss of quality
15:11 – The bibliophile pleasure of traditional bookbindings
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