I don't think I've seen anything like that before, so I decided to share it with you. This book has a cardboard front cover... and a soft back cover, made with the extension of the marbled paper turned over the spine.
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!
While the current British Library's exhibition Anglo-Saxon Kingdoms: Art, Word, War includes not only manuscripts, books are the main topic here at iBookBinding, so we'll focus on them in this post. Especially because it's manuscripts that the curator Claire Breay speaks about in the video you'll find below.
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.
For Our Patrons, It’s Time to Choose New Candidates for Digitization and Download a Book from the Previous Month
First, I'd like to say thank you to all the patrons supporting iBookBinding. Your contribution means a lot to the project. I would also like to say thanks to some of the patrons who decided to increase their pledges this month.
One of my most exciting projects was an 18th-century book I worked on for one of my restoration course final exams. The book was brought to me by a friend, and its story started to unveil as the months went by.
While browsing the stalls at the book market in the Hague, I have recently found a remnant of the ideological war that had crushed many lives, including the life of Boris Pasternak, the author of the literary work in question.
This is a post about the flea markets of Copenhagen, printing tools, and airport security. Initially, I just wanted to share some things I bought while visiting the capital of Denmark this weekend, but it grew to be so much more.
This 17th-century dos-a-dos structure opens in six directions. The video gives an idea of the beauty and refined technique with which this artifact was created. It is a true masterpiece of printing and bookbinding crafts.