Thursday, 30 October 2008

ECOda Zoo

this is a cute little website. it's actually not about bookmaking, but there are 3D pop-up books of ECO ideas from each animal, really lovely. don't forget to move your mouse to get a 360 degree view of each page and the animals' homes.

Friday, 17 October 2008


The Bonefolder publishes significant articles by established and emerging authorities on a variety of book arts topics. These include hand bookbinding, teaching, business practice, the history of the book, the book as art, general tips & tricks, exhibitions, how-to technical articles, and reviews.

Thursday, 16 October 2008

Flip Animation Festival 2008

A little bit off the path of Artists Books, but still a good couple of days out, Flip Animation Festival 08 is being held 6-8th November, the launch is in Birmingham and most of the rest is being held in Wolverhampton. Apparently it's also preceded by some gaming events in the days before.

Wednesday, 15 October 2008

single needle chain stitch

some great photos showing single needle chain stitch - using a curved needle (we have some if you want to borrow one)

note in the above picture a great use for those free telephone directories, I'm off to try mine now!

Tuesday, 14 October 2008

The Artist Book 3.0 forum is for artists, curators, librarians, students, and researchers interested in artist books and the book arts.

Sunday, 12 October 2008

the art of paper folding

This guy is a genius when it comes to paper folding. he has some examples of books too on his purchase link:

Friday, 10 October 2008

Inspiration for Artist Book people

I came across a really useful search engine for Artist Books. You can search by artist, book type (e.g. accordion), technique, binding, subject or publisher.
Just a note to say, you need to enable pop-ups to use this site, as soon as you select something from the drop-down menus a new window will pop-up with the results.

Have fun!


P.S. There are a few Graphic Novels lurking around in there too... and Zines