- BOOK ARTS EMAIL GROUP
-- Founded June 23, 1994, Book_Arts-L is a mailing list based at Syracuse
University, and managed by Peter Verheyen. It currently claims over 1400
subscribers worldwide, among them practicing bookbinders, book-artists, marblers,
papermakers, printers, collectors, curators in libraries, and people just
interested in this wide and varied field. Check here for the FAQS about joining
- BOOK ARTS --
Here is the place to start if you are interested in making books. Has a good
list of links. Visit: http://www.philobiblon.com
- Here is a good bookbinders site by THE CANADIAN BOOKBINDERS AND BOOK ARTISTS GUILD (CBBAG) -- founded in 1983 in Toronto, Ontario by a group of professionals and amateurs from all
quarters of the book arts: bookbinders, calligraphers, paper makers, letterpress printers, paper
marblers, and book artists, as well as
archivists and conservators. Membership, currently about 500, is open to all those
around the world who share their interests and support these goals. Has lots of helpful information. Visit: http://www.cbbag.ca/bkarts.html
- BOOKMAKING AND
-- A list of 18 books on these subjects.
- BOOK REPAIR -- Visit this site for good, complete, authoritative
information on "Three Basic Book Repair Procedures". The presentation covers (a)
Introduction, (b) Hinge Tightening I, (c) Hinge Tightening II, (d) Tipping-In
Loose Pages (e) Conclusions and (f) References. It is by Carole Dyal and Pete Merrill-Oldham. Visit: http://www.philobiblon.com/bkrepair/BookRepair.html
-- If you are in love with the art of the written word -- you should visit this
lettering art site put up by Cecilia Sharpley. You will find the following,
among other things.
- CALLIGRAPHY & ARTIST BOOK
GALLERIES -- Ten Galleries of Calligraphy & Artist Books
- AUSTRALASIAN LETTERING LINK (ALL)
-- Information to assist interstate and overseas visitors
- INTERNATIONAL MAIL ART GALLERY --
Calligraphically addressed envelopes and matching artwork
- WORLD CALLIGRAPHIC & BOOK ART
TRAVEL GUIDE -- Which gives the real world physical location of museums,
libraries and shops of interest to book artists and calligraphers and those
who appreciate these arts. Check out this site whenever you are looking for
interesting places to go while traveling.
- LINKS -- Calligraphy & Book
Arts in Australia & Overseas / Visit: http://www.cecilia-letteringart.com/
- To sign up for the desktop publishing newsletter, Visit: http://DESKTOPPUB.about.com/gi/pages/mmail.htm
the subscribe button.
- Fonts - Here's a great site to find those
fonts you always wanted - everything from the standard MS Windows fonts to
Animal Pictures, Boxes, etc. Both in MAC and PC Format. The second best part
about it is they have previews of all the fonts so you can see what you're
getting before you download. The BEST part is - it's all FREE. Visit: http://www.masterstech-home.com/The_Library/Font_Samples/FontIndexMain.html
- Guerrilla Bookmaking -
This is a 9 page article on Preserving Your Community's
Heritage... OF INTEREST TO ART TEACHERS, ENGLISH TEACHERS AND LIBRARIANS.
- MAKING BOOKS -- Tips and tricks for teachers and anyone interested in
this subject. INCLUDES INFORMATION ON (a) TOOLS, (b) MATERIALS, (c) ILLUSTRATIONS and (d) THE TEACHING PROCESS
- MakingBooks.com -- This website has, among other things, (a) some
straightforward tips for teachers on teaching bookmaking, (b) a good bibliography and (c) links to other sites (b and c are at the "resources"
link). The site is new as of 3/15/99 and looks like it will develop into a truly worthwhile, comprehensive source of information. Visit: http://www.makingbooks.com/
- PAPERCRAFT AND BOOK ARTS -- This site
says they are "Purveyors of Papercraft and Book Arts since 1993" --
but I will bet this couple were making things out of paper before they went to
kindergarten. They have a good list of links to various sites on those topics
under their "inspiration" button. They also have some unusual
papercraft kits for sale, a list of their dealers, and a schedule of their
workshops from Florida to California. Visit: http://www.thecreativezone.com
- SCHOOLS (Book Arts) --- a good list of schools with Book Arts Programs can be
found at http://www.philobiblon.com - Look at the Book Arts Links section under "Book Arts
Centers and Eduction." You'll find most of the better known and some lesser known there.
They'll also have the contact information. You might just have to dig a bit.
- This to That --- This has to be one
of the most interesting applications we've seen on the net. We wish we'd have
thought of it ourselves. This simple site allows you to input 2 simple multiple
choice parameters...One is a "This" and one is a "That"
meaning, I want to glue "This" to "That". It then comes back
with a quick response telling you the best method in which to do so. For
example, we wanted to glue "Paper" to "Leather" it gave us
the following reply ~
3M 77 - A less toxic alternative is: Sobo or Rhoplex - But it would make the
paper wrinkle. For a non-toxic and absolutely wrinkle free result, we recommend:
Yamato Sticking Paste. All of these answers come with links to pages with detailed
the products mentioned. Visit: http://www.thistothat.com/