Monday, August 31, 2009

Let's put some well wishes in it

Congratulations to the soon-to-be newlyweds!

Our cousin and her fiancé are getting married next month, and here's the party album I made. I hadn't seen this chiyogami pattern before, but it totally suits the couple and the style of the event — a fun and casual afternoon and evening in the park.

Here's some double deckle-action detail (bookbinder's tongue-twister)

Friday, August 14, 2009

Bindery kicks into action

My awesome assistant arrived from Walla Walla, and we got to work on the latest edition, 50 copies of A Tango Diary. I letterpressed the title page a few weeks ago (recognize the Sexo Puro font?), so we jumped right in collating little bundles of paper tucked inside thick endpapers that will form pockets on the inside of both covers.

Arini did all the sewing, and then came the boards and spines.

Here's the yummy Moroccan leather I'm using for five of them.