The second part of the episode with Stepan Chizhov acting as a guest is dedicated to more technical aspects of how iBookBinding works. We talk some nerdy stuff about 3d-printing in general and about making money with 3d-printing.
Archival Work, Book Repair and Restoration
Our book scanning cradle for smartphones and DSLR cameras was just updated to the Mark V version. Besides some minor changes, the most important thing is that the whole structure is almost perfectly stable now!
Our seventh guest is Sophia Siobhan Wolohan Bogle, a bookbinder and book restorer from Ashland, Oregon. With her project Save Your Books, Sophia is also spending a lot of time educating people about book repair and restoration!
Our podcast's guest is Rita Udina, a book and paper conservator from Barcelona, Spain. Rita shows her fantastic studio, we talk about her projects, and answer questions that were sent by our followers!
The second part of this episode is mostly dedicated to the Q&A. However, we dedicate some time to discussing leisure, work-life balance, and keeping up-to-date with current restoration and conservation trends.
iBB Podcast #3.1 – Eliane Gomes / Nautilus Boekbinderij. What Is Book Restoration? 3×4-Meter Studio Tour
Our podcast's guest is Eliane Gomes, a Brazilian/Dutch book restorer and bookbinder, owner of the Nautilus Boekbinderij in Haarlem, Netherlands. I already had several collaborations with her and posted a studio tour on iBookBinding.com.
Our guest is Todd Davis, a bookbinder and book repair master from Boston. Todd has chosen bookbinding as his third career some six years ago and has been working in his studio in Lowell, MA, for the past four years.
Whew! I have finally finished cataloging my collection of books, magazines, and ephemera dedicated to bookish things. If you'd like some of them to be digitized and posted here, please leave a comment below
To give our community more opportunities to learn something about book arts and book history, we decided to open the part of our digitized collection that before was shared only with our patrons.
It's time to share this month's digitized books. Both of them will be dedicated to illumination and both were published in the middle of the 19th century. Today's book is A Guide to Beginners in the Art of Illumination by A. H. Warren.
Aleksei Kravchenko was a Russian painter, illustrator, draughtsman, and printmaker. Bookplates are a lesser-known part of his legacy. Still, some of them are quite impressive.
I often get asked: what is the quality of the scans made with our book scanning system? Here are some samples made with my smartphone Samsung Galaxy S9. In the samples, the right part is approximately 4x magnified.
This vintage Russian magazine about printing was published for only two years, but it already gave me a lot of insights into the epoch. This time we share the second issue of the first year of publishing: December 1901.