So after teaching last week, I decided to try out the other side. Enter Daniel Kelm, Scientific Bookbinding Artist Genius. For the last five days, I have been taking furious notes and reconsidering everything I ever learned about, well, everything. For your consideration, evidence that Daniel Kelm is a Genius.
Exhibit A: A molecule that Daniel Kelm casually drew on the board:
Exhibit B: Daniel Kelm explains triangles:
Exhibit C: Daniel Kelm shows us how to make triangles of our own by jigging up the board shear like a genius:
Here are my triangles, about to be assembled as a tetrahedron. What is that? Pay special attention to my use of the word “genius” in the notes below:
Exhibit D: Daniel Kelm shows us how to sharpen the bits for our Japanese screw punches:
Variable speed drill, a bit of emory paper, and blammo.
Exhibit E: Daniel Kelm shows us how to fix a warped cutting mat:put it between paper in a drymount press:
Exhibit F: Daniel Kelm shows us how to tie knots using a bit of a creepy visual aid:
Exhibit G: A quick sample of my notes from Daniel Kelm’s workshop:
Exhibit H: Look. It’s a book, but it’s also a mobius strip:
And the Defense (Prosecution?) rests.
Despite covering everything in the universe, the course was actually focused on the wire edged binding, a Dan Kelm invention. Below please find evidence of my education. I made a housing for all of my pressure printing materials, so that I, too, can lead informative rock star (but probably not scientist) workshops.
Next week: who knows? I drive away from Wells tomorrow and bid a very fond farewell to Nancy Gil and Katie Baldwin, the new Victor Hammer Fellow. We had a lot of lovely conversations about fellowdom. I was the fellow here from 2008-2011, which meant I wandered into Katie’s office accidentally a couple of times this week. But she forgives me. Right, Katie?
Stay tuned for. . . something? Am I going to Portland? I have no idea.
Daniel Kelm is a …. Genius: I vote YES !
Sarah Bryant is a budding …. Genius: I vote YES !
ah. maze. ing. wow. my mind continues to be blown by book arts. thank you for helping. also, almost everyone around me from my various worlds has met katie baldwin and i really can’t wait for my turn. we even slept in the same bed at wsw (not at the same time). agh! i hope you go to portland! i want to see more student work!
Sarah Bryant I miss you walking into my office. Please walk in, any time….