The Written Word Will Live!

by Chet

For many weeks now I’ve been tinkering with the idea of book making. I came across Making Handmade Books: 100+ Bindings, Structures & Forms and since then have been feeling even more inspired. Then I found a ton of supplies at our local art supply store. I haven’t procured said supplies yet, but I have moved on to the project planning process.

I’m going to start by making simple journals with approximately 100 pages. They will be sized somewhere in the 4″ x 6″ or 5″ x 7″ range, pocket sized. Y’know? For now they will be unlined, but that makes them multifaceted journals. A person could use them for anything really. I even believe I know how I will structure and bind said journals. The question that does not have an answer as of now is, “What will the covers be made of?”

I’m not a leather worker in anyway, but I have been known to occasionally make pretty pictures using a computer. There is an awesome printing press and paper making studio here in Lincoln and I have a strong feeling that I will find my cover making materials there. I’m going to go look at supplies today. Maybe I’ll have samples soon, and hopefully I’m happy with them.