A reference guide on bookbinding typesA reference guide on bookbinding typesMore Like This
When I tell people I'm a bookbinder they often think I make only one type of book; the library kind. That, however, is only one of the many ways an artist can create a book. For me, it's a fun challenge to pick the right binding style to go with the purpose of the book. Whether it is a novel that needs to look really classy or medieval, a sketchbook for a graphic novelist or a paper about connections that lets me show the binding. In this article I'm going to tell you a little bit about all the types of bookbinding that I know. I'm not going into details but, if possible, I will link to images and tutorials that do.
If you're here for inspiration: this guide is pretty long. I recommend scrolling through the images first!
To make a start...
The different ways of binding books can be broken down into two general groups: adhesive bindings and non-adhesive bindings. Adhesive b
Drawing AND Painting: Two sides of the same Coin There seems to be a strange phenomenon among artists to think that drawing and painting are two very different media, when in fact they couldn’t be more similar. While there are many different types of drawing and painting for today let’s just think about acrylics and graphite pencils.More Like This
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