This year was challenging. It is a year of moving to the Netherlands, working without a workshop and searching for new ways to go forward with iBookBinding. But I'm happy with the way it went through and how it is ending.
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.
Most of you probably used Excel or a similar spreadsheet software. If columns are set to be labeled by letters after Z goes AA. And then AB,... AZ, BA,... etc. But when it comes to old books, there were other ways to use letters for sorting.
With every new digitized book I want to say: this week I found something even more beautiful than before! For how long could that possibly continue? Printers' Marks by W. Roberts is a beautiful reference book with lots of illustrations published in 1893.
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?
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.
Every November Designer Bookbinders announces the winners of the Annual Competition. This year is not an exception, and as usual, the bindings are examples of beauty and craftsmanship. This year’s winner is Mel Jefferson with his rendering of “The Illustrated Man” by Ray Bradbury. Continue reading →
Dos Rapporté by Bookbinding Out of the Box. One of the Best Printed Bookbinding Tutorials I Have Ever Seen
Benjamin Elbel has recently launched a new project. Its name is quite self-explanatory: Bookbinding out of the box. However, if you know something about the works of Elbel Libro, you should guess that it is not as straightforward as it seems!