Friday, 11 August 2017

Something for the Weekend...

I've written about the London Centre for Book Arts (LCBA) on this blog before here. The LCBA has been set up by Simon Goode Ira Yonemura and is an open-access educational and resource centre dedicated to book arts.

The LCBA is based in East London in a place called Fish Island in Bow, close to the Olympic park. It's a fabulous space - light and airy, not a dark and dingy corner. This centre offers access to letterpress printing, hot foil blocking and binding facilities, processes which many practising designers and artists wish to utilise but is normally difficult to access.

THIS SATURDAY they are holding an Open Studio event to which everyone is invited and where they are also launching their new book which is very exciting!
Titled "Making Books" it is written by Simon Goode and Ira Yonemura and is a step-by-step guide to creating books by hand at home and is based based on their popular workshops.  Accessible enough for complete beginners, while full of inspiration for those with more experience, this is the ultimate guide to making beautiful books by hand.
Starting with an introduction to the bindery and a useful inventory of necessary tools and equipment, you’ll also learn about different paper types, and special finishes such as cloth coverings, headbands and ribbon markers. You’ll then find clear step-by-step instructions for six different hand-made book types, from simple pamphlets and concertinas to more elaborate multi-section bindings. Each project includes ideas for variations, resulting in over 20 different possible outcomes. There are also details about more advanced techniques and specialist bindings, as well as handy layout and design advice.
Making Books is published by Pavilion. Photography by Yuki Sugiura, Illustrations by Jay Cover and design by Makoto Yamada on the design. 

So why not go to the Open Studio tomorrow and pick up a copy for yourself? 

London Centre for Book Arts (LCBA) Unit 18, Ground Floor Britannia Works, Dace Road, London E3 2NQ
Posted by Justin Hobson 11.08.2017

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