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Biggest books in the world

Here are three examples of really big books. While the first is modern and is more of a gimmick than a book meant for reading, the other two are very real: it concerns a choir book from the 16th century (middle) and the famous Klencke Atlas from the same century (lower image). While they are rare, such large specimens, they do represent a tradition. Choir books, for example, needed to be big because they were used by a half circle of singers gathered around it in a church setting. If you are impressed with the size of these objects, just imagine turning their pages!

Pics: more info about big books in this post in my project blog (source of top two pics); the lower one features in this Tumblr post I wrote a while back.

Via UpDown Press & Bindery

Drool. I’d love to be in that space.

(Source: rusticmeetsvintage)

I got some new spring dividers for measuring yesterday. I decided to make something with a picture window front page. So, here it is.

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Two new books. Both are made using new a new style and stitch that I learned at my bookbinding course last week.

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Latest book projects.

My Midori traveller’s book.

one leather bookcover

2 notebooks

1 notepad

1 leather pocket

1 person with a sense of adventure.

So nice. I winder where this is?

(Source: skyschai)

I love folio closures. I’m experimenting with oversized closures. I think I’ll try a fold over cover on my next book.


All my favourite colours on this notebook I made.


A windy Friday afternoon here.

#2 Paris - Second in a series of three notebooks.

#1 Violet - First in a series of three.

#3 New York - Third in a series of three.

I’ve always wanted to make a bound notebook with signatures using card stock. This card stock is 140# or 270gsm. I love the formal structure of these notebooks.


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