We have another Bookish Talk with a guest today. Ben Elbel was the first person we interviewed on our large podcast, and now he returns to talk about a new tutorial he recently announced.
The Illuminator. Containing All the Parts of The Illuminators Magazine & Completing the Subject (1862)
Today we share this special issue of The Illuminators' Magazine from 1862. That's a beautiful and informative edition that includes 29 amazing plates (chromolithographs) showcasing different types of illumination.
For the fifth episode of our podcast, we invited a marbler from Saint Petersburg, Russia. Katy Ebru showed us several marbling patterns right during the recording - you can see them in the first part of the video. This part is dedicated to Q&A.
In this chapter, Ben and I discuss the new structures introduced through his project Bookbinding Out of the Box, his upcoming tutorials, and reply several questions from the community.
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!
Nowadays when people talk about communication security, they usually mean computer encryption. The thing about being a bookbinder, though, is that you tend to have a fondness for outdated technology. And before the internet, tracking numbers, and self-sealing envelopes, there was letterlocking.
Recent data from the Bookseller Association reveals that after 20 years of decline, the number of independent bookstores is on the rise again.
Dark Delicacies, a horror bookstore in Burbank California, was saved from closure largely due to the endorsements of celebrity patrons such as sci-fi director Guillermo del Toro, and horror novelists Neil Gaiman and Cory Doctorow.
Pop-up books are something that makes my mind spin. I never tried making one, and even while I understand some of the underlying three-dimensional geometry, I still can't stop holding breath when seeing some new examples of the craft.