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Bookbinding

The digital age was not the end of print, but it made readers more aware of the advantages and disadvantages of print. A digital device might be quicker and more practical to get your news quickly, but a book or a magazine still has the ability to leave a lasting impression. Paper plays an important role, but also the way a print product is being made. Binding and folding techniques for example can be a wonderful playground for designers, a book can be so much more than just a hardcover. 

A complete guide to folding, sewing and binding

Up until now people who wanted to find out more about bookbinding often got lost, deciphering tables and trying to understand technical terms in specialist books. Or they had to start a tedious search of the internet. »Bookbinding. The Complete Guide to Folding, Sewing & Binding« is different. The book explains things in an easy to understand way and more than 300 drawings and photos illustrate the different techniques. 

Berlin designers Franziska Morlok and Miriam Waszelewski present different ways of folding, sewing and binding and explain the production process in a concise way. They also point out problems that might arise and give a lot of helpful tips, which makes planning a lot easier. Another helpful feature is a glossary with more than 300 entries at the end of the book. 

 

 

 

Of course the authors cannot offer easy solutions, because book production is a complex process. But »Bookbinding« helps to understand what is important and it is also a great source of inspiration. Not every technique is complicated and not every feature expensive. Sometimes relatively simple changes from one binding technique to another can leave a lasting impression. 

 

 

Bookbinding. The Complete Guide to Folding, Sewing & Binding

Franziska Morlok, Miriam Waszeleweski

Laurence King Publishing, London

420 pages, hardcover, ISBN 978-1-78627-168-6, 45,– £