/Portfolio: Experiments with letters

Written by Marenne on October 14th, 2011  | Posted under /Case Binding, /Bound on Cords, /Secret Belgian Binding, /Coptic Binding, /Long Stitch Binding, /Single Sheet Binding, /Piano Hinge Binding.

I needed a new layout for my shop. And since I sell books, it seemed only fitting to make books spell out the letters. The font used is Palatino Black. I had to make a punching-, cutting- or sewing-template for almost all the bindings!
Each of the books has a different binding. I tried to make it all black and white, but off course, I did not find white wood or monochrome straws.
I liked the experimentation these books required but got a little frustrated with the size of the books and the repetition. I’m happy this project is finished. It took much of my time, but I’m very pleased with the results.

B – Bound on raised white chords with wrapped black linnen.
o – Long stitch through limp faux leather /Medieval limp binding.
e – Case binding with pressure stamp.
k – Whole cloth case binding with print.
B – Stab binding with print on spine-side.
in – Long stitch trough a slotted spine with woven cover.
d – Long stitch trough a partially open spine.
B – Coptic binding.
oe – My own combination of long stitch and piano hinge.
t – Coptic with printed spine.
i – Case binding with balsa-wood and root-wood plated inlay
e – Leporello binding
k – Adhesive-free Belgium binding with sewn covers.