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Workshop Handout: One-sheet Books / Mini Zines

One-sheet Books Handout (layered PDF) One-sheet Handout with Image Templates (layered PDF)

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Stab Binding Practice: Museum PDFs

Sharpie paint pen on acetate. Made from these books.

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Secret Project Status Report: 2/18/15

After about a million decades of studying art, I have at long last decided making handouts is possibly one of my top ten or twenty most favorite artistic activities ever. Seriously. And now that this bit is done, I have … Continue reading

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Postcards & Workshop Thoughts

Just trying out my new sticker machine and laminator, which I need to start using soon, due to various Big Plans. Next step: mail these postcards to see how they perform on the road. Next step after that: make more … Continue reading

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Handout: Notebook Model

Just a little thing I’m working on instead of drawing or filing and putting new knobs on old doors. But, you know, there’s no real reason why an art teacher’s handouts ought to look like they were done by a … Continue reading

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Workshop: Pocket Notebooks

So this is kind of what I’m working on today, along with all of the hundred other tasks I’m supposed to be working on. Just a ton of different shapes and sizes of simple little notebooks, to show a range … Continue reading

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Bonus Info: Pamphlet Prep

This is Part 1 of the next-to-last post in this mini-series about the “Intro to Bookbinding” class we had on July 27th. I’ll do a write-up about tools next and then it’s on to other long-delayed work for a while. … Continue reading

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Bonus Info: Paper Prep

In most kinds of books, the grain direction of every element (binder’s board, book cloth, text paper, etc.) should be parallel to the spine. This post has some extra information in it for anyone who took my “Intro to Bookbinding” … Continue reading

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Bonus Info: Boustrophedon Books

I think my Saturday workshop went all right. I think, at least, that everyone survived the origami book project, which I know was a challenge to do right off the bat, although I hope it was a fun one. I … Continue reading

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Workshop: Introduction to Bookbinding

Jumble: a 3″x3″ letterpress pamphlet, 2011. A sketch of the imposition for a miniature boustrophedon.A square sheet with six folds and three cuts.In this version, the horizontal folds are all mountains.The vertical folds are: valley, mountain, valley. As usual, I’m … Continue reading

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Scrapbook: ‘Depero Futurista’

A quick bad phone picture of a scrapbook thing I did for one of my classes. I was basically trying to make a facsimile of Fortunato Depero’s Depero Futurista, since real copies are apparently going for about $13,000 US dollars … Continue reading

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Designs for Book Covers

Just some ideas for projects we’ve been working on in class. I nicked the book cloth when trimming out the turn-ins on the red-and-black striped one, so that’s a heartbreaker…and I still have a lot of other inexperience-related issues to … Continue reading

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Tête-bêche

Cool bookbinding word: tête-bêche, head-to-tail, like certain brands of old pulp fiction, with two stories bound together back-to-back in a paperback, so that you get two lovely pulp covers instead of one, which is extra-nice…anyway, I was reminded of the … Continue reading

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