In our age of abundant visuals, it is easy to look at 18th-century Romantic poet William Blake’s illuminated books without realizing just how revolutionary and ingenious they were.
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?
My kids visited me in the Netherlands for a week and among other things we made some paper. My daughter made a YouTube video about that!
During a talk with the hosts of the Good Morning America show Sophie Turner, who plays Sansa Stark, confessed to taking a scroll that seeming plays a significant role in one of the last episodes of the final season of the show.
Adelene Koh is one of the winners of the first Open•Set Competition; she also received a Highly Commended Certificate of the Designer Bookbinders’ Bookbinding Competition for two years in a row in 2014 & 2015.
I'm a bit disturbed by the titles like "The last traditional papermaker," or "The last bookbinder of New York." These titles are misleading and untrue. However, that's how the video is headlined. Nevertheless, it is kind and makes us to think about our modern world.
Pop-up books are something that makes my mind spin. I never tried making one, and even while I understand some of the underlying three-dimensional geometry, I still can't stop holding breath when seeing some new examples of the craft.
Every year six bindings are made by Fellows of Designer Bookbinders. 2018 wasn't an exception. In this video, Angela James, a Fellow and former President of the society, talks about the process, and about her own work.
Birds of America by John James Audubon was published as a series in sections between 1827 and 1838. The work consists of 435 hand-colored, life-size prints. They are made from engraved plates, measuring 99 x 66 cm (39" x 26".)
Last week I posted a review of a new tutorial offered by the project Bookbinding Out of The Box. I just wanted to give you an update. Ben Elbel posted a video where he talks about this style and about his book.
Sherif Afifi just published a new video tutorial dedicated to sewing a two-color endband on one core. It isn't a fast-paced video, so you'll have a chance to see all the details of the process.