Gene Mahon a London based bookbinder.
travel size sketchbook;
stitched on ramie bands;
japanese end paper;
and initials engraved.
Massimo Vignelli on designing books.
The Bookbinder by the University of Porto.
Bookbinding the Portuguese way.
Book Hive, made up of 400 old out-of-print hardback books and plywood components, has been built to celebrate the 400th anniversary of the Bristol library. The hive is made up of hexagonal frames with movement sensors that react as people walk past, making the pages of the books rustle and creak.
More on this gorgeous installation here
a book curse or denunciation added to a manuscript or printed book by a scribe or sometimes owner.
Craig Jensen, one of the world’s greatest living bookmakers.
— Alain de Botton
humbling: The Known Universe by the American Museum of Natural History.
There is a devilishly direct relationship between the significance of an idea and how nervous we become at the prospect of having to think about it.
—Alain de Botton, Religion for Atheists
Nothing is as tedious as the limping days,
When snowdrifts yearly cover all the ways,
And ennui, sour fruit of incurious gloom,
Assumes control of fate’s immortal loom
—Charles Baudelaire, Paris Spleen
— Ian McEwan, Sweet Tooth