Just because it's Sunday, something for the week ahead. Tap, Boogaloo, funky chicken, James Brown, Matt Taylor, Camel Walk, Robot, Get Down and Soul Swing your way where ever you are going. My name's sake is far cooler than me.
Sunday, 18 July 2010
Saturday, 17 July 2010
I'm thinking of selling and making small sketchbooks and notebooks to sell online, possibly from Etsy and big cartel. I have been trying out a few different styles of binds and covers etc. This one is a Japanese Punch Bind, bound with the standard linen thread which has a pretty nice contrast against the cover. It's made with single sheets rather than folios (folded pages), so is a bit like a perfect bind with no glue.
This is a more standard three-hole bind of folios. It opens a lot easier so I think would work better for a sketchbook if someone wanted to lay it out flat to draw in. Both books are using a 160gsm paper, which is more on the sketchbook quality.
If anyone wants to buy one before I have opened an Esty shop, feel free to email.
Friday, 16 July 2010
I have just finished a first design for the joannarutter.com logo/lettering. Jo makes wicked awesome & lovely sterling silver jewellery with a definite illustrative quality. My aim was to mirror this in the lettering, which is an altered slab serif typeface.
Thursday, 15 July 2010
I was lucky enough to be given this old copy of the comedies of Shakspeare amongst a lot of other books from some lovely people on freecycle. I have done a bit of research and the book does not seem to be that valuable. As the book is mostly falling apart, I thought for another little self-project I would rebind it with a more contemporary feel, yet retain the original text as well as the beautiful plate pressings. I have decided to split the book into five equal sections and produce bound volumes. However, I am not entirely sure what binding to use. Updates shall follow...
Wednesday, 14 July 2010
Sunday, 11 July 2010
My dad very kindly helped me knock up a press for bookbinding. I recently got pipped to the post on an Ebay auction for a vintage press, so we thought that I could try making one. We used off-cuts from a new kitchen counter top and G-clamps round the edges. There may be possible improvements, but it seemed to do the job for now.
Posted by James Brown at 12:32
Saturday, 10 July 2010
This is postcard number 2. A letter from HM's finest.
I saw an update on the Tavistock Times Gazette's 'Police Desk' of a crime of a similar nature, but never thought that my parent's road would be under such threat. It is a very 'small town' feel to it, which is part of why I love it and partly what drives me slightly mad.
Posted by James Brown at 17:02