Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Bookbindery

After a brief introduction into bookbinding in college...I would have to say it is a true art. Hinged Strung Stitched is an independent bookbindery that specializes in making custom presentation boxes, portfolios, photo albums, books and slipcases. From the photos the design and quality of each piece looks impeccable. Wouldn't this be a great way to celebrate a special day, item or event?

19 comments:

cindy : quaint said...

yep, i love the second box. i also like the band, koop, you have on the side bar. they're new to me - very cool.

~alison said...

oooh - awesome gift ideas! Very cute.

Krissy said...

gorgeous!

A Print A Day said...

i LOVE books. i especially love the old school hard bound books that are put together so nicely. i collect rare books as well, and they feel so much more substantial :) it's nice to see folks dedicated to this craft still.

Megan said...

These are all such lovely examples of craftsmanship. I'd be pleased to own any one of them. I love the use of the Japanese papers in the boxes, and the book with translucent paper (maybe rice paper?) with the flowers inside is especially gorgeous.

Franco said...

I rememeber we did this in art class, it was a pain in the rear

Chris said...

Wow! This is all very impressive. I'd love to learn to do this someday. I work at a publishing company, so I know WHY books are bound the way they are (and how they need to be set up). But I've never actually bound a book myself, and certainly not creative and pretty stuff like this.

M.Kate said...

wow..beautiful, I've got lots of scrap papers from my scrap-craze days..I could do plenty with them like this, tks for sharing :D

Victoria said...

This is such a lovely art form. There is something very magical about it.

ThePeachTree said...

LOVE that 2nd to last piece :)

K. Sundari said...

Oh dear, it seems so daunting. I'm about to do some little photo books for my assignment and then give them away for xmas!

LENORENEVERMORE said...

Lovely...admire those who make them. I took the class too, time consuming and the blisters...
Cheers to binders & book makers!
:)

jess gonacha said...

oh yes, they're gorgeous! i took a bookbinding class in college, too, and totally agree with you. it is so meticulous!

picciolo said...

these are gorgeous! and I love the folding school bench with stools below
: )

jae said...

It absolutely would make a great gift! I have always been captivated by book binding, but know that I don't have the precision or patience it would require. Truly an art form!

Julia said...

Oh so, so cool! I desperately want to learn how to make the boxes (bottom image)!

Milena said...

How lovely! Have you seen www.blurb.com? You can create your own lovely book art, without needing the expertise of a book binder!

mary said...

I agree...I would love to take a bookbinding class.

ambika said...

This is definitely one of those things I want to learn how to do.

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