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It feels a long time since my first post about this project which I am going to say is because I was spending time on the project rather than blogging about it. This is a good thing as I usually procrastinate by blogging rather than doing work but I have learnt to force myself to get into work even when I don’t feel like it, not that it was needed for this project so much....

Before you look at the book, just watch this video of people’s reactions first! Watched it? Now scroll down… 🙂                         I’m a bit book mad at the moment (Thanks to a new project – more on that later!), but Tree of codes is no ordinary book! In fact it was described by many printers as “the book you want to make just cannot be...

Maria Fisher’s ‘Traumgedanken’ project proves that books can be beautiful (well, I thought so anyway)… Mmmmm 🙂 Great little detail here – a lovely balance of black & white complimented by pastel coloured threads! Traumgedanken means ‘thoughts on dreams’ in German (if you’re wondering) and I think it’s beautiful!

So yesterday afternoon I continued on adding to my series of books (which I still haven’t named yet! – I must get around to this soon!) Last week I did not take pictures of anything but I can tell you that I decided to have a go at making a hardcase japanese stab bound book so I was making my hard covers! Yesterday they were nice and dry and ready to be bound, so I pierced...

This is an extension to the post from earlier this month! I added the last of the requirements (a non-photographic image e.g. a scanned image) to my designs and played about with them until I achieved an effect that I was happy with…. Ta-dah! These are only print screens which is the reason for the bad quality, sorry! Today we are having a critique in class so hopefully I will get some interesting feedback….

This project is nearly at a close now, with the deadline looming (like it seems to be for just about everything!) I have some work to show! Basically the brief was to create a book cover in the style of the classic Penguin series, using 3 randomly wikipedia generated subjects. My 3 subjects are: Telephone, New York City and Madison. We then had to search for a life source image and along with 2 other (1 photographic...

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