Sings of use suggest a useful book. This aging process is entirely natural, takes a little away from the book, and should be celebrated. Of course, such wear can only occur if a book has been designed to last. If all books were designed to break apart on first opening, we would be denied that beauty.
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