A book on Chinese Hundred Surname done by Ice Tong. I like how she’s used the incorporated the stitching/binding of the book with the chinese characters/title. I think the modern and simplistic design of the book makes the history of Chinese surnames more interesting as it’s easier to look at and more bearable for some.
looking into bookbinding tutorials. might try coptic stitch for my process book if i’ve got enough pages for one
(via The Dainty Squid)
Creative use of cassette tape as cover/ part of the book
i like cassette tapes…they’re just interesting. old and ancient-ish. historical..? hahaha
Exquisite Woven Bookbindings by Natalie Stopka
“I spend my days pulling prints and binding books with favor for unconventional structure, textiles, and tactility. Books are made with uncommon fibers, repurposed and hand dyed fabrics, and vintage textiles.”
Hand-bound book of recent Asian architecture.
(My apologies for the bad quality video, the actual footage was taken a long time ago, with a not-so-great camera)
a video i looked at when researching on book binding
check out her tumblr for other book-binding vids
final outcome for my ‘journey of an object’ brief.
struggled a bit with this brief to be honest. i was taken back by the idea of having to make a 16-page book. and somehow i kept having the idea of a novel or textbook, text-filled book in my head when i had to come up with ideas. however, i was enlightened that book can be sth simple and easy-to-read, like a short story or fairytale that has more images that text.
really enjoyed doing book-binding for the brief though. could develop it further by improving the silhouette illustrations of the book and using actual digital paper for the book instead of scanning them into the computer and printing it out again. the opague effect would have been more significant.
did book binding workshop !
tried out the japanese bind and circle accordian bind.
the japanese bind is surely easier, as pages are individual; whereas the accordian one requires some accurate measurements to match up the pages and covers nicely.
another type of book binding. this looks more complicated than the traditional coptic bind. but i like how the stitch goes onto the cover/back of the book, can be used as design of front/back cover
handmade sketchbooks done by Gina Nagi
bind : thread stitch