finishing elements.

March 24, 2009 at 3:36 pm Leave a comment

In Process and Materials, we have been visiting different printers around town, and have researched a short list of finishing elements that can be used in order to differentiate design from the majority. These are my findings.

Binding –
The two examples of binding techniques that I have chosen are fairly normal, but work well and look good. My first example is a paper book that someone brought me from China, with a typical looking Asian binding. It is completely visible, and can be seen on the front and back covers. It’s beautiful, and although it would not work for all types of books, it works well for this small type. My other example is a book that I made for a class two years ago, when I was attending university in London. I think that it is an example of something perfect bound (?), which is just a typical type of binding for novels and longer books. I’m glad that I learned how to create this technique, because I hope to use it quite a bit more in the future.

Fold –
It is pretty typical for me to use this small map as one of my fold examples at this point, since everyone is probably tired of seeing it, but I still am consistently impressed with it when I see it. It is a creative way of folding, and fits a lot of information in a relatively small space. We have talked about how innovative it is, and I still have not really seen anything like it. My second example of a creative fold is a small book that I acquired at some point while travelling through a London airport. I love that towards the end of the booklet, the pages transform into a fold-out map.

prague guide.

prague guide.

perfect bound.

perfect bound.


interesting coil.

interesting coil.


booklet and map.

booklet and map.

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