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Sunday, November 30, 2014

Bookbinding II wrap up

One final effort from the BBII class. A millimetre style German case binding with Japanese paper trim at the head and tail edges. I supplied my paste papers for the covers and particularly enjoyed the apocalyptic landscape of the one second from the right.   We sealed the washi trim with Klucel G and polished it up with a piece of beeswax that was in with the sewing supplies. I may redo the edges of mine with SC6000 as it works better.  Very happy with the application of the class and their  results. 

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

The Brand New Pointyhead Press T-shirt!

Available on Saturday 29 November at the OCAD Book Arts Fair.
Laura models the new design and wears it well.  Get yours on Saturday!

Saturday, November 22, 2014

OCAD Book Arts Fair November 29, 2014

Upcoming at the OCAD Book Arts Fair on November 29, 2014
New from Pointyhead Press: the relaunch of "Fragmenta Disjecta".   Fragmenta was the first Pointyhead Press publication in 1998.  Now revised, redesigned, expanded and in colour, Fragmenta Disjecta, literally 'scattered fragments', a spoof on rare book catalogues, was put together by me and my colleague Reg Beatty as a submission to the 1998 Grimsby Wayzgoose Anthology.  Our modest efforts, photocopied in black and white, resulted in the release of a policy  statement on the production values of these contributions, to the effect that henceforth all such work must feature letterpress techniques.
Now to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Press,  Pointyhead has upped the production values considerably and while this new edition shows no signs of moving towards the letterpress end of things, we hope the new "Fragmenta" will provide an enjoyable experience to the reader. The attached picture displays the book arranged with the original objects.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Bookbinding II Bradel bindings at CBBAG

By the end of week 3 we had sewn a text block with concealed cloth jointed endpapers, rounded and backed, trimmed and decorated the top edge, sewn end bands, attached the boards and covered in full paper. I chose one of my paste papers because I like my own cooking.  Next week we start on our split boards binding.  An old form but a good one.