Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Artists book class

I am really enjoying my artists book class, even if I am not very good at it yet. I have only had three classes, and it is Fun!

Ok, so obviously, photography and technology are not my strong points...

The first book is a simple accordion fold. It was the first book that I made :) I think it is cute. Even though I did find out during the process that my paper cutter is 1/8 of an inch off...
The second book is my favorite stitch binding so far. It is a Japanese style. I used Indian paper for the cover, and although you can't see it, lightweight brown paper for the interior.

The next one you are probably thinking is not a book! Well, this was my first solo project. I had to use recycled materials... so I used beer coasters, matchbooks, and cigarette packs. I named it quitplan. Each of the matchbooks opens up with a surgeon general warning inside along with various degrees of missing matches. You can interpret it how you will, but I was aiming for irony. I was going to call it "my best friend's car" because that is where I found many of the materials, and got the idea in the first place.

1 comment:

  1. Oh my gosh! You're so creative! What a great ideas with the recycled book. They look amazing, really nice work. ;)