Hilke Kurzke

Hilke Kurzke

Posted on 02/07/2014


Photo taken on January 31, 2014


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paper
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medieval
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exposed spine
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hand bookbinding
limp binding
Chasing infinity


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stamp-pal-v-1075

stamp-pal-v-1075
These are two books I finished recently. It has been a while since I last practiced my skills there, and I immediately noticed how unfamiliar it felt.

The book with signature Stamp-Pal-V-1075 from the Vatican library as described by Monica Langwe served as a model for the binding.

The one that is standing was bound for a book swap and has some content. The title is: "Chasing infinity through the vanishing point. Meditations with pencil and straight edge".
The one that is lying was made in a similar style as a birthday gift for a long time friend and is blank. I altered the structure very slightly, for example I added the red strap to serve as a closure and it has two flaps compared to just one, plus some more changes

I am planning to write a related blog post during the weekend, and will probably post a couple more images here soon.

Josephine has particularly liked this photo


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Dinahmow
Dinahmow
Looks asemic,yes?
4 years ago.
Hilke Kurzke
Hilke Kurzke
the writing on the covers? I have no idea. It is a paper that I received as a part of a bundle I purchased from a daughter of a deceased hobby bookbinder. This daughter didn't know anything about her mother's hobby or her papers, and so I have just my hands and eyes to judge all the sheets. This is a heavy paper, and it feels like it is 100% cotton or at least a very high cotton content. The writing is printed onto the sheets, apparently with some kind of stamp, since I can see a seam on the sheet where the block was put down another time. What kind of writing it is - no idea.

The original stamp-pal-v-1075 had a used parchment cover with writing on it, and so I thought, this paper would be fitting in style.
4 years ago.
Hilke Kurzke
Hilke Kurzke
Thanks, Josephine! :-)
4 years ago.