So I just completed the last book of my academic career. Or at least my undergrad career. Who knows, I might go on to grad school sometime. Maybe.
Anyway, the last book we had to complete for my Printed Books course was a coptic binding, and it was marvy.
First we had to pick a book (any of our choosing, old or new) and typeset it according to pre-defined guidelines specified by our professor. Second we had to design turn-titles, chapter headings and all the other marvy parts of the book, only stipulation being no "concrete" illustrations. Instead we were allowed to use graphic translations and shapes as we liked. And last but not least, we had to bind the book's signatures in the coptic style, as mentioned before.
I chose to do a selection of Hans Christian Andersen Fairytales. There were 12 stories in my particular iteration. I used stepped lines to illustrate the beginning of each story and it's title, giving this classic a clean modern feel.
More pics to come soon....
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