iBB Podcast #14 – Holiday Special – Rita Udina, Mark Cockram, and Ingeir Djuvik

We have something special for you! This time, we invited some of our previous guests to discuss what was happening to them and their projects since the last time we had a chance to talk. Rita Udia, Mark Cockram, and Ingeir Djuvik discuss their projects and we have some nice laughs all together. Hope we can cheer you up just a bit =)



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00:00 – iBookBinding Holiday Special begins!
00:52 – Latest updates from Rita Udina
01:46 – 17th-century book with a hidden cover
05:14 – Talking to Mark Cockram about the archaeology of the book
05:49 – From a 17th-century plague to our modern pandemic
06:44 – ‘Christmas decoration’ in Mark’s studio and his classes in recent days
09:14 – Lockdown limitations in Catalonia and their influence on Rita’s work
11:37 – Recent Mark’s projects and how this year influenced the processes
12:44 – More buried books
13:29 – Ingeir Djuvik joins the talk
14:14 – Recent Ingeir’s projects
16:22 – Three guests and three absolutely different workshops – new tools and gadgets
24:27 – Using the Little Giant for back paring
29:51 – Mark’s experience with the Booker Prize bindings
34:45 – What design binding is?
37:32 – Binding a book on such a short schedule
41:24 – Making books for the Designer Bookbinders UK competition
44:41 – Unique designs for copies of the same book
48:39 – The process of creating a design binding
51:26 – Design binding as the alchemy of bookbinding. Unique style vs. repetitive style
55:18 – Using traditional elements in experimental bindings
58:16 – Books that tell more than the story that’s written on the pages. Things we find in old books
1:00:09 – Binders bringing their life experiences to their bindings
1:03:20 – The importance of errors
1:12:56 – You can never finish your education
1:18:11 – Cultural appropriation and seeing yourself in others and other cultures
1:24:28 – Mark’s experiments with the traditional Asian formats of books

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