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Easy peasy way of making A4 & A3 StoryCubes on any printer

September 16th, 2011 2 Comments

Recently, we’ve discovered a very, very simple way of making your own cardboard, hard-wearing StoryCubes, using only: A free bookleteer account If you haven’t signed up for a free bookleteer account yet, do so here. A4 single label paper, suitable for Inkjet or Laserjet printers Full sheet label paper, available from any decent stationers (Avery […]

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Tube Map CV’s

July 12th, 2011 No Comments

I have been blogging about creative portfolios recently, with the notion of ‘standing out from the crowd’ as my backbone. This is also relevant to CV’s. Just like a portfolio, you have to stand out from the crowd to get noticed! I came across two fantastic CV’S which mimic a London tube map, and instead […]

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Out with the old, in with the iPad

July 5th, 2011 4 Comments

As I have mentioned in my previous posts, I like a portfolio which can be hand-held, something I can touch and feel. However I do agree that online portfolios are essential due to its accessibility and sharable factor, as well as the digital side too, including motion – videos, films and so on. So when I […]

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British Museum & Bookleteer

July 1st, 2011 No Comments

Bookleteer, archaeology and local history. It is now a year since we launched the short run printing service so now seemed like a good time to reflect on what people in different areas have been using the printing service for. In this post we reflect on its use in two projects connected to the British […]

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‘Virtual Bookshelf’ Portfolio

June 30th, 2011 No Comments

Similar to the Jesse Willmon online portfolio I blogged about previously, I have come across another fun and imaginative online portfolio. As I describe what is a ‘virtual bookshelf’ portfolio, I really like the idea here of searching through the mounted bookshelf and being able to click on the specific illustrations. These range from a […]

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Soap Box

May 26th, 2011 No Comments

Upon my search for weird and wonderful publishing methods for portfolios, I came across this very imaginative concept. I feel like in order to be noticed you need to stand out in the crowd, especially with portfolios and Nicholas Wilson’s portfolio hits the nail on the head! Wilson created ‘An Interactive Hand Made Package‘ known […]

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Report from the field: eBooks in Sudan

February 2nd, 2011 1 Comment

A report by Julie Anderson, British Museum In January, I returned from Sudan where my co-author Salah Mohamed and I distributed the eBook we produced last autumn. Frederik Lesage has previously written about the development of our eBook, which deals with the archaeological excavations conducted in Dangeil, Sudan, as a case study for eBook usage, […]

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IDEO’s The Future of the Book

September 28th, 2010 No Comments

On the fabulous The Literary Platform I came across this video Ideo have produced showing three concepts they have created around the future of the book. I love Ideo, they consistently come up with inventive and imaginative technological developments that take account of social factors and personal practices. However, I have to say, I am […]

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Piece of Paper Press

September 17th, 2010 No Comments

bookleteer has collaborated with writer Tony White a number of times on workshops and publications, however, I only became aware of his publishing venture – Piece of Paper Press – this week despite the fact that it’s been running for 16 years! In this time, 25 publications have been released, the latest one being Atomanotes […]

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Every Book tells a Story

September 14th, 2010 No Comments

Visual description of how bookcrossing works from www.bookcrossing.com Label. Share. Follow. That’s how bookcrossing.com describes the process of setting your book free to go out and explore the world while you follow it’s adventures, the places it goes and the people it meets from the comfort of your home. According to the Book Crossing website […]

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Library in a Box

September 10th, 2010 No Comments

A couple of weeks ago I wrote a couple of posts about libraries, librarians and what services and characteristics they might provide in the future based on the talks and discussion at Be2camp Brum 2010. To my mind,  a  library’s primary function is to lend books to people and this service of sharing books in […]

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ScrapBooks as Tangible Souvenirs

August 31st, 2010 No Comments

… And ways to document events and projects A few days ago we published a ScrapBook made at the Vintage Festival for a project Proboscis is participating in called Graffito – a collaborative iPhone/iPad app that lets people draw on a shared canvas. It was used in the Warehouse tent (which had a 1980s theme) […]

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Words as Texture

August 23rd, 2010 1 Comment

One of my favourite sets of Story Cubes is the Pharmaceutical Cubes created by Kenneth Goldsmith in 2008. Inspired and intrigued by the extensive warnings and disclaimers that accompany advertisements of pharmaceutical drugs, he found that these documents sometimes covered 43 pages or almost 7000 words. Kenneth took six of these documents and re-formatted them […]

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Tales of Things

August 20th, 2010 2 Comments

Andy demonstrating Tales of Things at Be2Camp Brum 2010; via Meshed Media Today’s post is another presentation I heard at Be2camp Brum 2010 last week. (It was truly an inspiring and thought-provoking day!) Tales of Things was presented by Andy Hudson-Smith from the Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis, UCL. Tales of Things explores social memory […]

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Accessible Reading

August 19th, 2010 No Comments

While bookleteer works to make publishing accessible to everyone regardless of skill, software or money, Pesky People are working to make online reading accessible to everyone. For Pesky People accessibility is about highlighting and campaigning for equal access to the internet for deaf and disabled people. Alison Smith, the founder of Pesky People spoke at […]

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