Here are the newest projects.

/Portfolio: Dogs of War

Written by Marenne on April 20th, 2011 | one comment

On the 1st of april I read a wonderful story on deviantART.com, named Dogs of War, written by Muzica G. Fort (profile). At that time, I’d been waiting to bind a book with more than one edition for some time. I asked her if she would mind if I bound her story. She was very enthusiastic about the idea, and so it began. We emailed a lot to sync our ideas. I did the layout, the line-art and the binding of the book. The art on the paper cover was made by another deviant, called DanceOnMines (profile). We’re from America, Holland and Singapore, so this is truly a multi-continent project! This book was bound using the classic German binding. The cover is made out of red bookbinderscloth with an graphic drawn on it.
View a step-by-step report on the bookbinding process here.

/Portfolio: Snowbook

Written by Marenne on January 23rd, 2011 | 2 comments

This book was made to remember the winter and to compete in a contest about winterfeeling. It represents a window with curtains looking out on snow at night. It is made out of layers of paper sewn together. I used no glue at all. It is bound using the Secret Belgium Binding. The snow flakes are actually just the lined paper of the book itself. The pattern on the ‘curtains’ is hand-embroidered. The covers are made out of several layers of cardboard and plastic, sewn together. The book was bound using the Secret Belgium binding. It opens and closes by (un)winding the ribbon around the right button.

/Portfolio: Kite book

Written by Marenne on December 21st, 2010 | no comments

A book made on commission for someone that really loves kites. I used the secret belgium binding on both sides. No glue was used. The layers of paper are sawn together.