Typosynaesthesia by Anna Short
The word synaesthesia (which literally means “together sensation”) is a neurological condition where the stimulation of one sense triggers an involuntary response in another. A common example is colour-grapheme synaesthesia, which causes letters or numbers to be perceived as coloured. The precise colours perceived are unique and usually remain consistent for each person.
‘Typosynaesthesia’ is a simultaneous exploration of typefaces and colour-grapheme synaesthesia, with each letter and number displayed in a different colour, as a synaesthete might perceive them.
The Artisan Notebook collection by Benjamin Reynaert features four distinct books individually crafted from the most beautiful materials — handmade linen bookcloth is backed with Japanese paper to create hard covers, handmade headband detailing adorns the top and bottom of the spine adding a hint of contrast. Each book is professionally hand sewn and cased in at the Brooklyn studio and bindery. The unique tall and slim dimensions are based in part on Proust’s original Parisian notebooks as well as dimensions for carrying or tucking into a back pocket, and for drawing and sketching.
pukeandcandy asked: Do you have any tips for cutting the uneven edges on a text block off? I've been trying to do it with a heavy duty x-acto, but I'm having trouble keeping my cuts straight on thicker blocks (even with a metal ruler). I used to use a guillotine, but I don't have access to it anymore :c
I’m not actually sure if there are any other methods, as I currently have access to a guillotine at my university to tidy any of my books edges… However, as I’m soon graduating, I’m also interested to know if there’s any other methods people can suggest?
(Usually when I’m making books at home, I have a cheap A3 desk guillotine I use which proves quite useful- although obviously it can’t slice through entire book blocks, just single signatures!) x
Fully Booked: Ink On Paper by Gestalten
I’ll level with you here, we’re getting pretty tired of the print vs digital debate. We love the endless scroll and unbridled sharing of the internet just as much as we love the tactility and uniquely possessive nature of books. Can’t we all just get along here guys? Still, when Gestalten get in touch with news that they’re producing a volume dedicated to the very best in book design and print innovation it IS pretty tempting to tell digital where to shove it.
But we’d never stoop that low. We’d rather celebrate the arrival of this fresh new tome, Fully Booked: Ink On Paper, by telling you that it celebrates the very best of what print does well; foiling, debossing, Japanese binding, experimental print techniques, unique formats and really exceptional design. It’s reassuringly full of work by some of the finest practitioners and publishers in the world today, and as you’d expect from a work that wrestles with such weighty content, it’s beautifully designed too.
So enough of the squabbling everybody, print’s still going strong, but that doesn’t mean you have to set fire to your iPad; it’s much more exciting to live in a world in which we can celebrate books on the internet and glorify gadgets in print. (Source: itsnicethat.com)