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Monthly Archives: August, 2012

Bookbinding Summer School: Nailed it.

Our last day in Bookbinding Summer School started off with a blur. Cut this, fold that, push that lady out of the way to get to the glue. We had … Continue reading

August 31, 2012 · 2 Comments

Bookbinding Summer School: No rest for the wicked.

My Bookbinding Summer School course continues here at Ink Spot. On Thursday, (also known as “Day Three,”) we threw ourselves into completing our drumleaf bindings. We gritted our teeth, furrowed … Continue reading

August 31, 2012 · 5 Comments

Bookbinding Summer School: Where the cool kids hang out.

Day two of Bookbinding Summer School at Ink Spot Press here in Brighton. Pamphlets? Done. Double pamphlets? Done. Accordions? Hell, yeah. And now we’re about to put a bullet in … Continue reading

August 29, 2012 · Leave a comment

And that is why you don’t rush

After a long break I am back on the press this week. Having a forcible separation from the printing of this book has done me (and it) some good. When … Continue reading

August 25, 2012 · 7 Comments

Designing ze Deluxe Edition. ooh la la.

Of the total edition of 75 copies of this new book, the first ten will be a “deluxe edition,” special copies that are housed in a more elaborate way. Until … Continue reading

August 21, 2012 · 8 Comments

I will not make another blue book, so help me god.

New mockup (with slipcase) and Hot Damn! Let me just say that the moment I gave up on my weird attachment to buckram everything about this binding started looking a … Continue reading

August 16, 2012 · 6 Comments

I guess I’ll just fold some things.

Ink Spot Press, (where I am printing my book,) is hopping this week with letterpress summer school. (I am teaching bookbinding summer school in a couple of weeks, see here … Continue reading

August 14, 2012 · Leave a comment

Shocking Bookcloth Decision

I am back in the UK! I devoted yesterday to finishing off another mockup so that I could improve on the binding plan for the new book. Above you can … Continue reading

August 11, 2012 · 8 Comments

OCAC: Books Accomplished.

The artists’ books are done after a marathon week-long workshop at the Oregon College of Art and Craft! The three presses were humming all the time and some planning was … Continue reading

August 5, 2012 · 7 Comments

OCAC: The Books Are Nigh!

Thank you, Susan, for the best expression I have ever seen on a new printer. The object of her attention can be found below: Oooh la la. Things are coming … Continue reading

August 3, 2012 · 2 Comments