Above, my Christmas presents from my students.
The ‘one hundred small books’ were a project for the Advanced Presentation course I taught.
To start the conversation on small scale binding, I brought some of my mini books to show.
How did I end up with these? 😛
My students could choose their own narrative and learned how to bind books using different techniques and materials.
We covered layout through a discussion on portfolio graphics and blog and website design –and used some color palette tools–
so for the final project I wanted to do something different and strange, inspired by an artist in the 70’s who created one hundred little books.
Some of them are portfolios, some poetry, photography…a couple are on love and music 🙂
There is even Dostoevsky’s novella ‘White Night’ and a book entirely on coffee and quotes, both done by Anastasia, a fellow artist (someone knows me!).
You can follow her beautiful work here.
I will post more pages from the little books once school resumes. I also (shocking, I know) have a little book on coffee quotes at home, bought in Italy few Christmases ago. I’ve been meaning to write a post about it, and now I will share it with you – and Anastasia 🙂
Also there were lots and lots of sketchbooks from my History of Architecture students (!).
I. love. them.
Before I go (get coffee), some coffee quotes from my little coffee book:
If asked: ‘How do you take your coffee’?
I reply : ‘Very Seriously’
Coffee is a language in itself
Coffee is the favorite drink
of the civilized world.
Black as night,
Sweet as sin.
Neil Gaiman ‘Anansi Boys’
The feeling you’ve had
this coffee before.
It is inhumane, in my opinion, to force people who have a genuine medical need for coffee to
wait in line behind people who apparently view it as some kind of recreational activity.
Black as the Devil,
Hot as Hell,
Pure as an Angel,
Sweet as Love.
Charles Maurice De Talleyrand
My Bounty. Merry Christmas.
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