Wednesday, 24 September 2008

Tuesday, 23 September 2008

Coptic Stitch binding with hard cover

here's a great youtube video on coptic stitching:

One day Symposium

I will be going to the symposium! Hope to see some of you there?
p.s. Wellywearer! Thanks for earlier post!

Wednesday, 17 September 2008

small book publishers

take a look...

artists greetings cards

Heres a place where you can sell handmade greetings cards. you just send em a load of cards and they sell them for you in a gallery. They just double the price you want for them. so say £1.50, they would sell them for £3. Sounds pretty simple.

The Independent Line

'The Cheltenham Awards present a one-day symposium exploring autonomies and alternatives for the new generation of narrative illustrators' Wednesday 15th October. Also a chance to see the winning entries for the 'Tall Tales' Cheltenham Illustration Award. Tickets are free but need to be booked by the end of September apparently.

Films of old letterpress and bookbinding factory processes

Some fascinating archived films on the old letterpress and bookbinding factory processes:

Making Books (1947) click on image to go to footage page

Book Binders (1961)

Monday, 15 September 2008

Designer Bookbinders

For anyone particularly interested in hand-making high quality books

The site focuses mainly on the quality and aesthetics of production side of things, has information about courses all over the UK, and some competitions. Sue Doggett, one of the fellows, has also published The Bookbinding Handbook with detailed illustrations and instructions for making dozens of different types of books.

Tuesday, 2 September 2008

book making workshop

for those feeling rich, who didnt get a chance to learn off chiu and still may be on an extended holiday in cornwall, there is a workshop on book making. cornwall we love you