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Category: Mokuhanga

The next book?

I signed up for the Japanese wood block print and book binding course for the second time, and have a vague idea what kind of books we might be making. I was doodling on the train the other day and came up with these.

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Lets Go! #1

So i actually made a little stab binding book.

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i’ll talk more about the printing and the making somewhere else
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this won’t make much sense because you aren’t reading this in the same order that i’m publishing them, but no wonder i don’t post regularly – it because its taken over an hour to up load this set of images. ahhhhhhhhh!

Juxtaposition

The second book we are going to make in class, in addition to the concertina, is a stab bound pocket book. This is very simple to construct as you just sew the pages together. Traditionally there is one big difference between the two book types.  Read the rest of this entry »

‘A journey’

The other day i introduced yet another printing project and here only a few days later are my working drawings (only slightly delayed because the scanner was buried under piles of refiling). Because the accordion book is 90cm long its been difficult to work out how to reproduce the drafts here. Read the rest of this entry »

More Book Stuff

I’ll probably be able to think of a better title for this post later, but lets just go with that for now. I now I’v got a lot of projects on at the moment, so here’s another one –  a class of Japanese woodcut and book binding. Two of my favourite things. extending an image in time (instead of space as with my origami). Read the rest of this entry »

Circling Around

This post is about the project that was going to be my summer (out of the studio) project, with plenty of time to get a minimalist Mokuhanga under my belt and its the last weekend of August and I’ve only just got the proofs printed. This little project is a little leaf on the very end of a tenuous branch of investigation with it’s roots in all sorts of places. Read the rest of this entry »

Upcycling – part 3

In the third week of the class I finally got the size of block I had asked for week one. because I couldn’t soak the blocks before class I only got an afternoons worth of printing done. The work produced therefore is a bit of everything from the last two weeks of the course. Read the rest of this entry »

Colour Proofs

So here are the colour proofs for Blaen-y-nant. Read the rest of this entry »

Dried Frog Pills?

I’m running a bit a head of the other students in the Wood Cut class so I wanted to have ago at some other images. Something simple and straight forward. Read the rest of this entry »

Blaen-y-nant

I really enjoyed the Japanese Wood Cut class at summer school and i wanted to learn a bit deeper. So I signed up for more I assumed that  it would follow the same pattern: draw out an image, cut the blocks, prepare paper, print with colours and experiment with he interpretations, but over eight weeks instead of two days. So here’s the first iteration of work.

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