Bubu Bookfactory, Mönchaltorf
Basler Buchbinder Verein, Basel
Raiffeisen Schweiz AG
Peyer Graphic AG, Lengnau
Winter & Company AG, Basel
Schmedt GmbH & Co, KG, Hamburg
Fischer Papier, St. Gallen
Buchbinderei Grollimund AG, Reinach
Wolfau Druck AG, Weinfelden
KAPAG Karton + Papier AG, Muhen
Renfer AG Buchbinderei, Dübendorf
Buchbinderei Scherrer AG, Urdorf
Gramag Grafische Maschinen AG, Reiden
Chromos AG, Dielsdorf
Buchbinderei E. Keller AG, Wetzikon
Dis/connecting the Altered Page
This intensive workshop introduces students to altering pages and covers of found books through collage that begins with a sequence of inter-connecting concepts. Using the language of computers, ‘cutting’ and ‘pasting’ informs students to assess and integrate a range of disparate imagery. Through the practice of dis/connecting two or more pages through the use of zippers, Velcro and machine stitching, for example, constructing relationships through layering images is another focus of the class. Students are motivated to use their intuitive processes, combining meaning, personal stories and grasping the formal issues of shape, line movement, pacing and transitions. Developing a sensitivity for integrating their art making intentions through abstract and narrative concepts are challenged. Accomplishing this task during class students work on individual pages using a variety of mediums; print materials derived from the computer; offset printing; found book pages; magazines; or their own picture-making sources. The class will also profile current artists working with both altered books and pages.
Introduction to Bookbinding
This course is an introduction to bookbinding that is open to all interested participants. The specific topic of the course is still open and will be communicated to the participants a few weeks before the course starts.
Bookbinding for Experienced Amateurs
This course is for people with some experience in the craft of bookbinding and for those working in complementary disciplines. The theme of the course is still open and will be communicated to participants a few weeks before the course starts.
The goal of this class is to teach participants the necessary theoretical and practical knowledge to produce pop-up bindings. After a brief overview of the history, forty different techniques and mechanisms will be discussed and analyzed. The main question during this process will be: How to animate a picture. We will look at different ways to use movement, relief, surprising effects and interactive methods to reach this goal. In the practical part of the workshop, we will learn step by step how to create a pop-up binding. Every single step will be discussed and documented in great detail (preparation of the pages, adhering, covering, etc.) in order to guarantee that every participant has his or her own reference book to take home.
Boxes and Slipcases
Boxes and slipcases are made in order to protect books, prints, photos, etc. from dust, light and environmental damage. In this course we will build custom fitted, rigid slipcases that are lined, covered and finished with a leather edge. In the second part of the course we will make boxes with leath... er spines and cloth or paper cases. These we will line with paper, felt, or flocked material. Additionally, we will stamp titles to complete our boxes.
From plain paper to a medium for advertising and communication
Appearance and first impressions are key to making sure a product is well received by customers. In order to present information in a rousing and effective way, we will start from the two-dimensional – a piece of paper – and transform it into a user-friendly and interesting three-dimensional object. By looking at many examples, we will analyze what techniques can be used to create an effective synergy between print and three-dimensional form. Examples will be demonstrated step-by-step and can be practiced by participants.
Techniques by Hedi Kyle – part I
Hedi Kyles extraordinary book constructions, found between historical and modern designs, will be reconsidered and further interpreted in this workshop. Artful folding, cutting and sewing techniques will present numerous variations of leporellos to codex bindings.The aim of the workshop is to create a collection of samples which can be extremely helpful in a daily routine.
We are going to work with different kinds of structures that can contain for example prints, drawings and different kind of samples. These structures will serve to expose, store and preserve things that you would like to take care of. We will work with models in a uniform size.
New Inspirations: Bindings with Acrylic Glass
Using simple tools and various techniques to manipulate acrylic glass sheets, we can create an interesting material to use in bindings. We will learn proper techniques for precisely cutting acrylic to use as “boards”, as well techniques for stamping on acrylic. The instructor will demonstrate step-by-step how to create a contemporary binding with good functionality. Additionally, a soft slipcase will be made for the binding. Ideal for this course are books in format DIN A6 to DIN A5 with three to ten signatures.
Miniature Three Piece Case Bindings
This bookbinding technique is a very fine method for half and full leather case bindings. It creates an elegant harmony among aesthetic, technique, and function. The case boards and spine are constructed and covered separately, meaning that the mechanical stress of the joint is carried by the structure and not only by the covering material. The endpapers and interior joint can be finished with leather. When incorporating delicate or brittle covering materials such as silk or wood veneer, for example, it is practical to limit such materials to the covers and not to extend them over the joint. Maximum format 10 x 10 cm, 6-15 signatures
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