The second season of Game of Thrones is much more bookish if you are counting the number of scenes where books and other literary objects are seen or used. However, the general style of many of these volumes remains the same: steampunk.
I first conceived the idea of writing a post about the book as an object in the fictional world of Game of Thrones TV series when the creators showed us the Library of the Citadel. But now this initial plan evolved into something bigger.
Ross MacDonald has led a secret double life for many years. While he was writing humor pieces and making illustrations for periodicals, he was also making paper-related props for over 40 movies.
This fantastic video documents the work of Siuyuett Tsang (Teresa Tsang) during a bookbinding project.
Directed by Calvin Li and filmed by Kenji Wong the movie takes you through the various aspects of creating a book from scratch, including, in various degrees of detail, the following steps:
- Preparing the signatures
- Putting cloth on cover boards
- Piercing signatures
- Waxing the thread
- Threading and sewing signatures using a sewing frame
- Attaching cover boards
- Weaving the spine spine
- Adding the finishing touches
The documentary has been edited down to 5 minutes in duration from a total of 10+ hours of footage taken over 2 days.