These books were bound in simple codex form and most of the time covered with simple wooden boards. More luxurious types had full leather covering decorated with blindtooling. The inner face of the boards were inlaid with decorated cloth. The parchment pages were embellished with vivid colors. The texts were about gospels, lives of martyrs, prayers, miracles and more.
Reading the book as an Object | Ming Jing Lu,
What are the functions and consequences of design intervention in narrative fiction?
“From wood to book, from book to wood again” is the best metaphor for this project. If I didn’t do the paper version of this story, it would not mirror this concept. Now I feel that the whole project can tell this story and this concept by itself. The object as the medium narrates the content to readers.
The Guitar journal - bounded in green vegetable tanned Italian leather, genuine lizard leather decoration and several elements what combined create very realistic guitar effect.
Precise journal size is 10 x 6.8 inches and thickness on highest place 1.8 inch. Journal block have around 300 leaves (600 pages) white paper with musical staff lines on every page. Pages are sewn, edges carved and particularly gilded for better antique look.
Book export in box made from thick cardboard bound in textured material with appropriate color and can be gift for someone special.
I am fascinated by the strange effects that emerging social media on the internet can have on the psyche. It is a new sort of attitude towards social interactions— a combination of anonymity and over-exposure. I find it to be weird and unhealthy, and express that visually with naked figures fighting over masks, tangled together in strings and hair.
all that empty space
accordion fold/turkish map fold and slipcase
astronaut by jonathan burton
If you love book arts, check out this tumblr created by a dear friend of mine. He makes beautiful books and writes big poetry in small spaces.
Wooden. Rugs. Rolls those two words around in your mind hole for a minute or two. German artist Elisa Strozyk has created three variations of these delightful coverings. Strozyk dyes and connects row upon row of triangular pieces as she pulls together the end result of a colored wooden rug, which is so flexible that you can literally crumple it up and toss it into a corner. (via Design Milk)