Friday, March 19, 2010

Box Challenge 2010 - the reckoning......

This year the challenge is to triple last years production.
This is the next thirty, and you can expect to see more inlaying, and scarf-jointed leather techniques, more printing on goatskin such as the rather successfull half-tones, aswell as the usual labour intensive onlays and tooling.....and possibly some linked-spine designs.
Design work should start in earnest at the beginning of april, and next 2 weeks will be taken up making the boxes and completing most of the printing.

I will take this opportunity to draw attention to the fact that the blog has had it's first birthday!
It was began mainly because we were having trouble with the web-site(not updated in the last 3 years), and we primarily needed to be able to show new work.

I have made a concious effort to lay bare as much as possible, my working practices, making them available for those who are interested, in a candid and accessible attitude. Thank you to those who follow and take part for their encouraging support and interest, it is hoped that the information has been useful to some.
I never imagined this to be an re-invention of the wheel, but in it's own humble way it has proven to be successfull with a modest 10,000 views.

 2010 is already off to a great start at paper dragon books, and promises to be chock full of new and interesting work ahead.

Also, after a 3 year hiatus, I will be teaching again at New york city's Center for Book Arts...Islamic binding, monday nights july through september.

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