Friday, June 9, 2017

Tacket Binding - 4 signatures - Fish

One of the tacket bindings types starts on the spine giving you "stray" strands which "embellish" the final binding.  I like the look but one problem is that the binding thread is waxed and easily flattens against the spine.  I have to keep pulling it away for it to stick out.

So the reason that I did a fish theme for this book is because Margo Klass, the instructor, had one that I really liked.  I offered to buy hers but she declined and appropriately said, "You can make one easily."  I did and am happy with the results.  The fish come from a Cavalinni vintage reproduction poster.  I am not sure what I will be putting on the blank pages.  The book in total is a work of art in and of itself though.  The collage for the cover is three elements which I particularly like.

Sufjan Stevens, Bryce Dessner, Nico Muhly: NPR Music Field Recordings


jacki long said...

Just stunning John, Bravo!
I especially like the strays!

tgarrett said...

Beautiful book John

anonymous said...

Beautiful simplicity with the white, and the orange ties matching the illustration.