This is the first part of our talk with Ben Elbel from Elbel Libro bindery and Bookbinding Out of the Box project. We discuss Ben's path to becoming a bookbinder, and then he shows around his studio in Haarlem, Netherlands.
It was one the first days of the sixth year of archaeological works on the sunken ship Archangel Raphael when one of the marine archaeologists shifted some silt and saw something looking like a book's spine.
I've made this short video to show during bookbinding shows and fairs, as it answers all the major questions in just 30 seconds. However, I was a bit slow to share it. Don't know why. In this post, you'll find this video =)
In this interview, Professor Gregory Clark, a distinguished scholar of medieval manuscripts, provides an examination and analysis of the recently resurfaced Fauquier Book of Hours and its significance.
If you’re not already a fan, you likely think anime is all about fantastical adventures or about highly idealized life. But a new anime television series turns all of these expectations on their head, offering a wonderful visual journey of bookmaking.
While browsing YouTube, I stumbled across a channel of the Peter Harrington Bookshop. It showcases many beautiful works of book art. Lots of videos were posted there, until some moment last year they, unfortunately, stopped making new content.
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.