Washi is often dubbed “the world’s thinnest paper,”. Chinzei’s variety, tengu-joshi washi, is 0.02 millimeters thick and weighs 1.6 grams per square meter. As opposed to standard paper, which is thicker and weighs 70 grams per square meter.
One of my recent finds during the trip to Romania was a convoluted collection of the French paper industry edition Papyrus from 1931 that included one additional issue from 1930. This is the first digitized issue from that collection.
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!
Every time I sell a papermaking mold, I make some recycled paper to test it. Initially I used only some leftover paper like bills or misprints, but at some moment last autumn I added pieces of my old blue T-shirt and I loved the result!
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.
For several months already I have a 3d-printed papermaking mould at iBookBinding's Etsy shop. And almost from the beginning, I received the same question multiple times: why wouldn't I use a more classic design?
Some of the volumes about book history are marvelous samples of book craft themselves. That's the case with the work of German manufacturer and researcher of paper Armin Renker Das Buch vom Papier.
This January in the capital city of Estonia Alexander Vasin and Natalia Velchinskaya have produced a new course – Tallinn Laboratoria. Alexander and Natalia are creators of many typography and book design courses, both in Moscow and abroad. This time they’ve brought a group of students to study in a local print house Labora Tallinna Paber. Continue reading →