Bookbinding Inspiration

Retro Colours

26 november 2013

Sometimes one just has all the luck in the world … and this week it was me!! A week ago I responded to an ad on a typography newsletter offering a remaining lot of bookbinders linen. Unfortunately I wasn’t the only one, and not even the first one … so bad luck. BUT! … a few days later I received an email after all, saying that if I was still interested I could buy the bookbinders linen per meter. So yesterday I went to the library (the selling party) and I met the guy who worked in the bindery of the library years ago. These days the library has sourced out the binding process, so the bindery department, somewhere deep in the cellars of the building has been closed for a long time. But whow, it’s a real treasure house; big (and I mean BIG) bookpresses, small bookpresses, board scissors and a lot of happy retro coloured strong bookbinders linen. It was nice to see the library from ‘the inside’ and meet this nice guy with whom I measured over 70 metres of the coolest linen.
..and after that … I had to transport all those heavy meters to my house … by bike …. I did it in two stages. Luckily the rain stopped for a little while when I biked home heavily loaded, fantasising about all the booklets I can make with this incredible material …


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  • Reply SOYZ 27 november 2013 at 09:05

    well, enjoy the luck! And the linen 🙂

  • Reply Corina de Vette 27 november 2013 at 09:07

    I saw a blogpost about Flavourites … I was there on Saturday … but I missed you 🙁 … I was taking lectures and workshops all day, so time was limited… I had to hurry through the fair 🙁

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