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#1621 TMLee

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Posted 21 October 2014 - 01:29

Covered with the same  Lime Green Bookcloth in order to compare accurately ...

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I dunno , I think it looks a little too wide now :blush:

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The trio ...

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Posted 21 October 2014 - 01:36

 

 

 

WOW :yikes:

 

Awesome !  :notworthy1:  :notworthy1:  :notworthy1:

 

That looks like A4 size ?

 

Is that marbled paper too ?

 

Thank you.

 

The book block is Mohawk SuperFine Text Ivory
120gm/m2, 25x38 inch sheets folded and cut to book block dimensions of 6 1/4" x 9 1/2"

 

I don't know the size convention that would apply. Smaller than A4 larger than A5.

 

Book cloth was made from red fabric with marble paper pattern backed with lightweight unbleached mulberry using methyl cellulose.

 



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Posted 21 October 2014 - 01:45

!!! this thread is like special dessert served to valued guests..

 

both, another > can't decide, though my eye gravitates to the right.. they belong together somehow...

 

RichKen, Beautiful work, thanks for sharing!

 

Thank you.



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Posted 21 October 2014 - 02:46

Very unique.  Think about black and whitest white, a Star Wars theme: "These aren;t the droinds we alre looking for"



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Posted 21 October 2014 - 06:10

Thank you.
 
The book block is Mohawk SuperFine Text Ivory
120gm/m2, 25x38 inch sheets folded and cut to book block dimensions of 6 1/4" x 9 1/2"
 
I don't know the size convention that would apply. Smaller than A4 larger than A5.
 
Book cloth was made from red fabric with marble paper pattern backed with lightweight unbleached mulberry using methyl cellulose.



Nice !

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Posted 21 October 2014 - 06:10

Very unique.  Think about black and whitest white, a Star Wars theme: "These aren;t the droinds we alre looking for"


YEAH !!!!!

Soon ,

Soon ....

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Posted 22 October 2014 - 01:55

Version 4

 

I tweaked the proportions of the motif ...

 

reverted to the original narrow width (at the blue dot)

 

fattened the part at the spine (at the orange dot) and also removed the notch there

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covered with the same lime green bookcloth to get a good accurate comparison ...

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Looks better , I think ...

Does it look better?

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Version 3 on the left

Version 4 on the right

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Posted 22 October 2014 - 08:13

As a relative newbie here, I feel almost ill equipped to pass comment on this awesome work; however, as you are asking for responses, I feel that version 4 works better than version 3.

Just as a matter of interest, how many man-hours does it take you from start to finish on one of you notebooks.

As I said above: awesome work.

Best Wishes,
David

Edited by adriatikfan, 22 October 2014 - 08:14.


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Posted 22 October 2014 - 10:51

As a relative newbie here, I feel almost ill equipped to pass comment on this awesome work; however, as you are asking for responses, I feel that version 4 works better than version 3.
Just as a matter of interest, how many man-hours does it take you from start to finish on one of you notebooks.
As I said above: awesome work.
Best Wishes,
David


Thank you :-)

I think this was asked sometime ago.
IIRC, I mentioned a cumulative time of about 4hrs on a small A6 journal.
That was not counting the separate times for clamping overnight and Glue-drying.

Those journals were 4 station designs. Less complicated.

Now I offer TR paper and these require 6 station designs.
Not only more stations, but stitching with TR paper takes up more time. Handling them requires more care.

Emboss / deboss designs on the covers , like above, also take up additional time.

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Posted 22 October 2014 - 11:30

I also think version 4 works better. I'm wondering also how it would work if you used a darker bookcloth?

The emboss-deboss really stands out in the pictures with the light cloth, and it is visually very interesting.

However I also sometimes like a more subtle design, so that you would have to do a double-take to appreciate it... if that makes sense?

But I'm guessing it would be difficult to photograph...


save energy - write with a fountain pen...

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Posted 22 October 2014 - 12:43



I also think version 4 works better. I'm wondering also how it would work if you used a darker bookcloth?

The emboss-deboss really stands out in the pictures with the light cloth, and it is visually very interesting.

However I also sometimes like a more subtle design, so that you would have to do a double-take to appreciate it... if that makes sense?

But I'm guessing it would be difficult to photograph...

 

 

Yes , dark bookcloths can work too,

exactly like you described ,

like this one made sometime ago recently

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This is a dark coloured bookcloth - Warm Grey.

There appears to be a sheen when seen at some angles.

I believe its due to the particular shade of grey , allowing the reflections of the emboss to catch and reflect light.

Light coloured bookcloths do the same but you cant see the reflections cos they are light coloured.

Very nice.

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In designing these , I have to constantly remind myself to imagine the stitches that will take its place on the covers.

Both in terms of colour and form.

When they finally get installed, they will play its part in the overall aesthetics.

 

Version 4 looks promising at the moment.

 

But my gut feel is that Version 1 may just win in terms of elegant simplicity.

 

I can't wait to see the final product (ie, with the stitches in place )

 

I have prepared 4 bookblocks - all in TR paper.

and they are awaiting piercing before stitching.

 

They will also be put up for sale , so if anyone is interested, just message me.

 

:)


Edited by TMLee, 22 October 2014 - 16:05.


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Posted 23 October 2014 - 06:16

The quartet ...
(Not stitched yet)

Orange colourways ...

TR paper

Version 1 and 2 on top
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Edited by TMLee, 23 October 2014 - 06:19.