BOOK MAKING

Book making requires patient, it's an excellent skill to practice the fine craftsmanship of making things. This class taught me different book binding techniques and terminologies.

 

book arts // summer 2012

 

[craft project]

制作手工书

手工书制作需要非凡耐心,非常适于锻炼精准手工。这门课教会了我很多不同的制书法和正确名词。

 

Shh
box 5"x5" book 4.75"x4.75"
compound binding; variation of fold / codices

Handmade hard case for a hand bound book.

Handmade hard case for a hand bound book.

The paper color used were opposites. Black on yellow for the case, and yellow on black for the book cover with title.

The paper color used were opposites. Black on yellow for the case, and yellow on black for the book cover with title.

Cover paper are hand painted with metallic silver and gold on black paper.

Cover paper are hand painted with metallic silver and gold on black paper.


How To Do Dishes The Right Way
box 9.25"x6.25" book 8.5"x5.5"
japanese stab binding

Hand made clamshell box measured precisely to fit 2 of these books.

Hand made clamshell box measured precisely to fit 2 of these books.

Inside ribbon assist in getting the books out.

Inside ribbon assist in getting the books out.

2 samples of Japanese Stab Binding.

2 samples of Japanese Stab Binding.

A whimsical quick turnaround book project. Illustrated and written by me.

A whimsical quick turnaround book project. Illustrated and written by me.

Printed on Mohawk Eggshell paper.

Printed on Mohawk Eggshell paper.

Chapter break in blue.

Chapter break in blue.

The story is about the nuances of two different people doing dishes their own way.

The story is about the nuances of two different people doing dishes their own way.


Scallop
box 2.5"x1.75" book 2"x1.5"
variation of compound binding

Hand craved stamp on the book case's spine.

Hand craved stamp on the book case's spine.

Mesh piece (representing fishing nets) for getting the book out.

Mesh piece (representing fishing nets) for getting the book out.

Eastern pattern book cover: to tie the look and feel back to golden era of traditional Japanese divers.

Eastern pattern book cover: to tie the look and feel back to golden era of traditional Japanese divers.


Red Butterfly
longest part 5.5" widest part 3.5"
coptic binding, soft cover


Yellow
spine 7.5" widest width 4"
coptic binding with hardcover

Alternating fold of a rectangle paper.

Alternating fold of a rectangle paper.