The Joy of Sacks

Just because I am not binding books these days doesn’t mean I don’t shop for bookbinding. In the book “Going Postal” by Terry Pratchett, there is a guy named Stanley an extreme nerd who collects pins. In one scene he opens a sack of pins he bought earlier. The paragraph goes like this: He was […]

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Bad Bookbinder

In what ways have you been a bad bookbinder? Noch ein Bild aus meiner Zeit im Bett. Ich wollte eine Serie machen, in der ich notiere, was ich schon so meinen Büchern angetan habe, die sich mit klassischem Handwerk nicht so verträgt. Ich bin allerdings noch nicht dazu gekommen, mehr als diese eine Zeichnung zu […]

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Worktable Weekly: Making of a Study Book for Artists (Part V)

This is Part V of showing the process of how I made the book to the left. In the first part I cut the paper and boards, and prepared the pages for the book marks that are attached to the page’s corners. In part II the book block got sewn. In part III the boards […]

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More Results from Self-Entertainment in Hospital

While in hospital, I not only had to stay in bed, I had to stay flat in my bed. Even sitting up was forbidden. Therefore it wasn’t easy to find the right medium to use there. I started with just pencil sketches but then found out that I could use water soluble crayons. Since I […]

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Consumption

While in hospital I needed to find ways to entertain myself. Drawing and sketching is something I never find time to practice enough in daily life, so this was my chance. I tried to keep up an “a sketch a day” practice. Eating and food was part of the entertainment program, too. Most of the […]

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