Binding

A book has sides too, an inventory of possibilities. Part II

Monday 14 March

In part 1 of this blog I wrote on what you can discover on a book before you even open it! I mentioned the possibilities of paper and what it can do for the feel

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A book has sides too, an inventory of possibilities. Part I

Monday 14 March

A book is a three dimensional object. This means that designing a book is not only about the things that happen on pages. The sides of the book could be taken in consideration too. Back

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New Horizons in binding…

Thursday 7 May

Bruno van den Elshouts’ New Horizons is a book worth some consideration here. The book is an exceptional object and the result of an equally exceptional process. Throughout 2012 every hour of each day the

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A case in binding

Tuesday 13 January

10×10 Japanese Photo books  As the producer of a photo book you have to consider many details. It all begins with a briefing from the designer about the whole idea for the book. For instance

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About different ways of binding

Thursday 4 December

  Traditionally a book comes in two varieties. The oldest and most luxurious one is the hard cover book. All pages are formed into a book block that forms a unity in itself and that

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Glue and books: hotmelt and PUR

Wednesday 3 December

    Hotmelt dries nearly instantaneously So it is also cheaper then cold glue In a time that asks for speed and competition, this is a great benefit. But it has its downsides too, which

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Head and tail bands

Wednesday 3 December

  I like head and tail bands on a book They sit on top and bottom of the spine of a book. That is, if we have a hard cover book. A tiny bit of

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Glue and books, an introduction

Wednesday 3 December

Glue is a common good in book binding It is used to structure the spine of a book You need glue to attach the cover to the spine for a paper back The end sheets

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Glue and books: Cold glue

Wednesday 3 December

Cold glue is the most ancient of glues. It used to be made of water mixed with animal bones ground to powder. Without this substance we would not have had any books. And its purposes are

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