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July 8, 2007 3:29 AM   Subscribe

NoMediaKings.org will tell you how to hand-bind books in a variety of ways. Then you can make the movie of the book. As a bonus: Time Management for Anarchists.
posted by WPW (10 comments total) 28 users marked this as a favorite

 
Also in bookbinding: handmadebooks at livejournal, featuring various methods.
posted by Xere at 4:40 AM on July 8, 2007


Nice ... Infest Wisely is pretty cool ...
posted by jbickers at 6:06 AM on July 8, 2007


Time Management for Anarchists? But anarchists don't do anything.
posted by Pope Guilty at 6:17 AM on July 8, 2007


Previous on personal book publishing.
posted by stbalbach at 6:22 AM on July 8, 2007


But anarchists don't do anything.

And, boy, those women folk sure do talk a lot on the phone, don't they? Hey? Guys? Guys?
posted by poweredbybeard at 8:24 AM on July 8, 2007


Excellent presentation on time-management for anarchists. "A change is as good as a rest!"
posted by Baby_Balrog at 10:37 AM on July 8, 2007


Yeah, this guy's been around forever. Good stuff.

I actually went on his Perpetual Motion Roadshow last year, sadly one of the last such tours to take place.
posted by roll truck roll at 11:23 AM on July 8, 2007


Thanks for that link, Xere. I'm giving this hand-binding lark a try myself at the moment and there are some interesting ideas there.
posted by WPW at 11:43 AM on July 8, 2007


I have hand-bound two books during my graphic design education and found it to be rewarding and fairly easy, though time consuming. Both were perfect-bound paperbacks:

Book one—Beaver Ears, 33 pages, four colors—was an exploration of the cultural history, contemporary thought and proportional relationship of human ears.

My second book—Finding Reason, 173 pages, one color—was a combination of the writings and 'proof of concept' for my senior thesis.

Professor and designer Law Alsobrook is an accomplished book-binder and provides excellent instruction on it, though not online.

Now—go forth and make books!

(do I owe an apology for the self links?)
posted by parhamr at 7:52 PM on July 8, 2007


parhamr: (do I owe an apology for the self links?)

I don't think so. Those links are interesting, on topic, and in a thread started by someone else. I liked them.
posted by WPW at 11:45 AM on July 9, 2007


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