Tuesday, August 16, 2011

A Creative Offsite

A few weeks ago my team at work took 2 one hour classes at the Minnesota Center for Book Arts.  The first class taught us how to make a bound book with an accordion binding and the second one was an experiment in typography and an intro into the letterpress as we each designed two letters of the alphabet resulting in a collaborative, unique and awesome piece of artwork.  Later we each got a turn to crank the press and number and sign our original pieces.  I left the building yearning to do more.  I snagged the class catalogue for fall and hope to be back soon for a more in depth study into book arts.

I am torn between using my new book as a field guide to MN butterflies, a log of cats or as a work book for friendship bracelet patterns.  There are only 36 pages.  What do you think?
Our individual letters came together to form one unified piece and are now awaiting the chance to be inked.
Once coated in ink, we can see more clearly see the definition of the lines and the patterns.
My printed original now waits to be framed.

1 comment:

  1. Oooo... love the print! You should raid my bookbinding supplies next time you come home.