Saturday, October 28, 2006
I'm posting these in spreads so you can see how it would look as the book is opened. Unfortunately I've not figured out how to get the images to publish in the order I want them in, I even tried using sequetial file names but that trick didn't work...oh well I hope you all enjoyed my little book...I'm having fun in this class and there is sooooo much cool stuff I'm learning.
Each sheet of Masa paper is 20" x 8". I formatted each sheet in Microsoft publisher so it would print the graphic for one page and the text for the following page. Each sheet is folded in half with the folded edge to the outside, meaning it is the edge you will turn as you open the pages. The two edges of each sheet that were folded together were bound within the stitces. I printed 8 sheets that folded and bound made up 16 pages.
The rest of the book is in the next/previous post. Remember, as always you can click on an image to see a larger view, when done looking at it use your browser's back button to get back to the blog. ~PPC~
Since some have expressed interest I've JPGed the book pages. They are going to cross a couple of posts as I can only upload 5 images at a time...
Everything was jet printed on Masa paper. It is heavy enough to be pulled through the printer's rollers and one side has a smooth surface that doesn't bleed when printed. It's also a fine paper and is archival. The cover is a rare paper that has been in my paper files for about 15 years waiting for me to figure out what I was going to do with. At first I was going to make this a 2 book edition but decided since I have half a sheet of the cover paper left I may as well use it to cover two more books. After that - that's it, it's also a very expensive paper and I'm not buying more....
Friday, October 27, 2006
I've been working on my midterm in my bookarts class. I did a stab bound book with some woodcuts printed over digital printouts. The above pictures are links to a larger view. I included the text that accompanies the woodcut in the book and a jpg of the book's cover. Enjoy!