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New Book Taking Form

I am going to make a book for Cheryl Penn’s Encyclopaedia of Everything. If I understand correctly, this is essentially a small book/mail art collection. Well, the collection seems rather ambitious and not small at all, but the books that … Continue reading

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Still Living: Soul Song in a new Form and more books

It has been a while since I last posted here. – Sorry about that! Life has been even more demanding than usual, with the kids being in hospital for a test for which they needed to be sedated, followed by … Continue reading

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Trying new ways for Soul Song

It might happen that “soul song” is being cast into yet another new form. Other people might do sketches and decide then, I have to try it out. I’ll see. I have two or three new ideas how this should … Continue reading

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Playing with circles, leather and gold

To my surprise I am working steadily towards my goal for this year as stated in a comment to Ellen’s blog: “Make a couple of books this year, and try making them something new.” I finished the book above this … Continue reading

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“Pots” – a first trial

I mentioned in the last post that I found an interview with Edmund de Waal very inspiring, and I have been working a little more on that what I had in mind then. If you don’t know his work, have … Continue reading

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Some video links and things to think about

During last weekend, while I was working and finishing more work than I did for a long time, I watched and listened to some episodes of the BBC series “What do Artists Do All Day”. Among them the episodes featuring … Continue reading

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A glimpse into my workspace and an arbitrary advice on storing glue

This is how I store glue. I bought the 1l containers when I was still using a lot of glue for my bindings. Since two years now I don’t make books daily anymore, and I am left with several half-empty … Continue reading

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Getting work done: A couple more books

Sometimes pressure and a tight schedule can get out the most of me. I decided to take on a couple of custom orders although this is a difficult time for me to find time to work. It forced me to … Continue reading

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Literature List for February

Before I present this month’s literature list, I want to remind you that the Spring Sale with a discount of 50% on all books is still going on at Büchertiger Studio and Press. Please help find good homes for them! … Continue reading

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About the Time it takes to make a thing and – Spring Clearance Sale!

One of the things that I used to like about bookbinding, and that carried me through the time consuming process of making a book may sound counter-intuitive: I liked that it took so long. The step I liked the most … Continue reading

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