Because I’m obsessed with bookmaking lately, here’s another post. I love the ‘Secret Belgian Binding,’ and here are four that I just made that I’m calling ‘Bird Series’ because, well, why not be obvious. What’s cool about this binding? The tops of the pages are open pockets, so you can tuck things into them (thus […]
I’ve taken a short break from the digital world, as the end of the semester, the holidays, and the impending doom of public education in Wisconsin have kept me otherwise engaged. Still, as I have no doubt that I need to development more marketable skills in today’s 21st century global griftplace, I’ve discovered this technology […]
This one was a little trickier but very cool. You fold in paper “crowns” that act as clips, thus you can remove and replace the pages that go inside the binding. It’s so cool that I used Gwendolyn Brooks’ “We Real Cool as the text.
I’ve wanted to move away from essays as a final assignment, and the content of my major poetry course felt perfect for… bookmaking! Below is the assignment I distributed today, and I’m hoping (really, believing) that the students will rise to and above the challenge. Here’s the assignment… *** English 322 Final Project: Option A […]
Just another bookmaking post…
For a Sunday bookmaking adventure, I tried this small-room book, which is much cooler when you have something to set inside of the room… hence the twist card. In honor of some of Wisconsin’s numbing legislators, this is titled: “The Ancient Running Habits of Whatever”
I woke up this morning and decided to try and make a new kind of book (I’m relatively new to bookmaking). I’ve been using my daughter’s weekly spelling words to make these books, for no other reason that it preserves the words and makes going over them more fun. In flipping through the relatively easy options, […]
I’ve been playing around with bookmaking, and yesterday I gave the “Accordion Book with Windows” a whirl. I’m looking for ways to include such projects not only in my own classes, but in interdisciplinary contexts where students are encouraged to view making as a form of thinking. There’s also the digital documentation element, so there […]