Sunday, 29 July 2012

My blog has moved

Dear people, due to continuous trouble with Blogger's outdated interface and annoying bugs, I have decided to move my online presence here:


This is a great change that opens ups many possibilities I didn't have before. I have decided to transfer some of my older posts to the new blog but I don't yet know what I'll end up doing with them - or this blog - in the future. So please change all your bookmarks and links if you have any. You will be able to follow me via RSS feed as usual, and if you have an account in Tumblr it will be very easy to get updated.

Thursday, 22 March 2012

Some machine gilding

Gilding machine, or hot stamping machine

My relationship with the darling gilding machine continues. During the past two months I have come to like this so much that I seem to prefer it over hand gilding. I tend to get sporadically interested in everything - this month it's the gilding machine and all possible brands of slightly kitschy gold foil, the next month something else. Hopefully fine binding and leather tooling. The good thing in this steady rotation is that when I'm interested in something I'm getting so intense about it that I usually learn a lot. When I have learnt a thing or two I move on, but only to come back some point later in time to learn more and to practise. This is also one of the reasons why I have never been able to accommodate myself in standard routines of work and school.

Machine gilding

As I mentioned in my last post I have been busy binding newspapers and magazines. Here's a picture of some of them finished - the books are quite large and thick and I have covered them with black bookcloth. The set pictured features titles gilt with foil on separate pieces of Miradur (a type of durable PVC coated paper, easy to gild).

Wednesday, 15 February 2012

Alive and well, living only in theory!

Lately I have been very busy with work and other things. Because I haven't had much time to write anything, here's a picture of me drilling magazines. Oh yes!