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Bookbinding Tools: The Good, the Great, and the Beautiful.

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Bookbinding Tools: The Good, the Great, and the Beautiful.

It's true, we make everything by hand here at Transient Books. Our tools reflect our work, our personalities, and our 14+ years here in the studio. Ever wondered what we use to bring it all together? Take a walk through our day... HANDSNothing quite like 'em. Always glad to have a pair in working condition.(Your books are made by me, Alex, my husband Magu and our faithful helper, Carolina Herrán.)   BONEFOLDERSThe binder's essential item. You can never have too many. They fold, they crease, they lift, they press, they smooth out, they feel lovely in your hand. They really...

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Herramientas de Encuadernación: Lo bueno, lo bello y lo maravilloso.

Herramientas de Encuadernación: Lo bueno, lo bello y lo maravilloso.

Es verdad, hacemos todos los libros a mano aquí en Transient Books. Nuestras herramientas reflejan nuestro trabajo, nuestras personalidades y nuestros 14+ años aquí en el taller. ¿Alguna vez te preguntaste como es que fabricamos todo? Aquí, un vistazo... MANOSNo hay nada como ellas. Siempre feliz de tener un par funcionando.(Tus libros están hechos por mi, Alex, mi marido Magú y nuestro ayudante fiel, Carolina Herrán.)   PLEGADERASEl coso mas esencial del encuadernador. Nunca podés tener demás. Doblan, marcan, levantan, aplastan, alisan, y se sienten hermoso en tu mano. Realmente están hechos de huesos. Excepto por los últimos tres sobre...

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How to Give Bookbinding Workshops

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How to Give Bookbinding Workshops

and other joyous undertakings.   It doesn't matter if they're four or eighty...the first time a person makes a book they always exclaim the same thing:   “Look! I made a book!”   The glee is contagious.   For me, a natural side effect of being a writer and a bookbinder is sharing with others what brings me such happiness:   the freedom to turn my ideas into handbound books.    (Festival de la Palabra, "Books on the Fly" Workshop. Alta Gracia, Córdoba, Argentina, 2014.)     After more than a decade of giving bookbinding workshops to people of all...

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Como Dar Talleres de Encuadernación

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Como Dar Talleres de Encuadernación

y otras iniciativas alegres.    No importa si tienen cuatro u ochenta años ... la primera vez que una persona hace su propio libro siempre exclama lo mismo:"¡Mira! Hice un libro!" La alegría es contagiosa.Para mí, una consecuencia natural de ser escritora y encuadernadora es compartir con otros lo que me trae tanta felicidad:la libertad de convertir mis ideas en libros hechos a mano.    (Taller de Encuadernación al Paso. Festival de la Palabra. Alta Gracia, Córdoba, Argentina, 2014.)     Después de más de una década de dar talleres de encuadernación a personas de todas las edades y habilidades, tanto...

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A Sketchbook Chronicle

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A Sketchbook Chronicle

Not long ago, my inbox shone with a memorable gift: A client who ordered a custom oversized sketchbook from us in 2006 sent photos of how the book had been used. Not only did she send photos, but she sent this beautiful text: "Tony Allard and Kristine Diekman are artist collaborators who, in 2006, asked Transient Books to create a beautiful hand-made sketchbook for a media project. Although the artists never used it for that project, many years later, in April 2014, they started a weekly drawing practice. Choosing an object at random, they placed the object in the middle...

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