Monthly Archives: February 2011

Playing, Experimenting – what’s the difference?

Here I am experimenting with acrylic paints.I never formally learned how to use them. I just do. Hier experimentiere ich mit Acrylfarben. Ich bin ein wenig erschrocken, wie viele Bücher / Anleitungen / Kurse es zum Thema Malen mit Acrylfarbe … Continue reading

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Review: Alisa Golden’s Making Handmade Books

Ich hatte ja schon vor einer Weile eine Reihe von Reviews angekündigt. Dies ist nun das erste davon. (Worktable Wednesday wird vielleicht morgen nachgeliefert, falls ich heute nachmittag noch was vorzeigbares produzieren kann.) Weil das Buch auf Englisch geschrieben ist, … Continue reading

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Selfmade Scoring Board

I have had quite a couple of requests for A5 sized books in the last time. Up until now, I measured the size on each sheet of paper, and cut accordingly. That takes an awful amount of time. So this … Continue reading

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Worktable Wednesday: Much of the action taking place on the floor today

Oh, gosh, is it really Wednesday again? I guess it must be! I started the day with shipping out some orders, doing the related bookkeeping stuff, then housework and lunch – it was about 1 pm when I finally entered … Continue reading

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Designed Binding – First Shot

First shot of the book I made for Tanja. Taken with my new lensbaby. – Now I’ll have to commit myself to more serious product photography…

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Mein Herz

A Mini book I made today from scraps of the binding I showed you yesterday. The text says: Mein Herz schlägt für dich, jeden Tag, jede Stunde, etwa 70 mal die Minute. Wenn du stirbst, hört es dann auf zu … Continue reading

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Slowly getting there

The cover finished that I started (and showed a work in progress of on Friday.) Now all that is left is that hashtag binding I am going to make of which Smith says it is like landing a plane by … Continue reading

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Another Work in Progress

Work in progress today for a custom order for Tanja Karipidis. We met on the Cologne book binder’s fair last year, and agreed on some kind of joint project – or is it rather a barter? She sent me some … Continue reading

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The Eye Of The Monster

I started to work on new monster books yesterday. Today I am choosing the eyes for the books. Mhm, which one should I choose? Gestern habe ich erste Vorbereitungen für neue Monsterbücher getroffen, heute geht’s weiter. Welche Augen soll ich … Continue reading

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Worktable Wednesday: Haarige Angelegenheit

The day started with good news and harvesting yesterday’s work. The good news first: My books “The Smiley Oracle” and “to touch and to cut” are now part of the artist book collection of the Crouch Music and Art Library … Continue reading

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