I often look to the past for knowledge and inspiration. In the process of bookbinding, I'm adding a bit of traditional feeling that's so often lost in the digital world. The following photographs show examples of different bookbinding techniques, hard and soft covers, di-cuts, and decorative stitches.
The final two photographs represent my poetry book Fractures. The poems share a common thread: each focuses on geology, whether directly or in language. I patched together most of the poems from a scientific book on plate tectonics and geology. I left them mostly in their original state, with little editing. Some of them incorporate elements of concrete poetry, but I tried to keep it as minimal as possible for the overall consistency of the book. This book was set in Fournier at 8 points.