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Place to start...?
- To: BOOK_ARTS-L@LISTSERV.SYR.EDU
- Subject: Place to start...?
- From: Jennifer Schansberg <Jennifer_Schansberg@NPS.GOV>
- Date: Thu, 4 Sep 1997 10:54:15 -0400
- Message-Id: <199709041555.IAA26782@SUL-Server-2.Stanford.EDU>
- Sender: "The Book Arts: binding, typography, collecting" <BOOK_ARTS-L@LISTSERV.SYR.EDU>
With the holiday season approaching more rapidly than I can
possibly imagine, I was wondering if any of you had an idea
of a place where I could start with a particular project.
See, being part of the "recent graduate working a good job
but paying off YEARS of debt" class, I find there is little
money (if any at all) for gifts. Also being one of the
"loves to give gifts" people, this poses something of a
I would like to make small books for people, I think. I
have wonderful beautiful handwriting for poems, "coupons"
for services, etc., would like to also include a pocket of
some sort for a small cross-stitched ornament or something,
you know...just an eclectic mix of things. However, I've
NEVER made a book (except in Atlanta last spring during the
Book Express thingy) and don't really know where to start.
Lots of the stuff I've looked at is really specific and too
heavy or advanced for me at this point...most assumes that
the reader has lots of (or at least some) sophisticated
I am, in the long term, interested in the principles and
theories and everything else. But for now, I am more
interested in the "craft" side of it (please forgive me if
that offends anyone -- I certainly don't intend for that to
be so). Can anyone direct me to a good basic "Book Making
for Dummies" reference or other such thing?
Thanks much -- anyone who can get me started will receive my
undying adulation and will forever be my not-so-secret hero.