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Islington & Wembley Pop Up Publishing Workshops

May 16th, 2014 No Comments

More workshops are being held next week in Islington & Wembley Libraries as part of the Librarypress project. Below is the presentation I’ll be using to illustrate my talk on bookleteer to participants and explore the kinds of things they can do with it. Pop Up Publishing with bookleteer from Giles Lane

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the Periodical issue 16

February 6th, 2014 No Comments

A few months ago I met accessibility and sensory design consultant, Alastair Somerville, who was in town to demonstrate using simple and cheap visualisation tools such as the 3Doodler pen. Over coffee we chatted about 3D printing, data manifestation and some of the tools and techniques we’ve each developed. Alastair showed me a material he […]

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Field Work eNotebook

September 25th, 2012 No Comments

Subscribe to the Periodical to receive your own eNotebook. Complete and return it to Proboscis for digitisation. Several times a year – depending on the quality and quantity of what we receive – we will select and print a Field Work eNotebook for inclusion in a Periodical issue.

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Field Work, a project for the Periodical

September 24th, 2012 4 Comments

For a decade or so we’ve been designing custom notebooks and sketch books for use in projects and workshops – for individuals, groups of participants, communities and some just for anyone who wants to use them. There’s a small library of ‘eNotebooks’ on Diffusion – many by us and some by others (see below and/or […]

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Pop-Up eBooks: ‘Tangled Threads’

April 12th, 2012 No Comments

It seems that the posts tagged with ‘Pop-up’ on the bookleteer blog have been getting a lot of attention, so I’m reaching back into the Diffusion archive to satisfy you lot. ‘Tangled Threads’ was an eBook designed to act as a film storyboard, as part of Proboscis’ Sensory Threads project. Scripted by Karen Martin and […]

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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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Upcoming Zine Fairs

August 31st, 2011 No Comments

I’m giving a shout out to two upcoming zine fairs, both held on the 25th of September 2011 – an unfortunate clash, alas. “THE BRISTOL COMIC AND ZINE FAIR When: Sunday 25th September 2011, 12pm – 6pm Where: Start the Bus, 7-9 Baldwin Street, Bristol, BS1 1RU (map) FREE ENTRY The Bristol Comic and Zine Fair […]

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Bookleteer at Platform Festival

July 14th, 2011 No Comments

We’ll be running a drop-in Bookleteer workshop at the upcoming Platform Festival, which celebrates the launch of Islington’s new arts venue for young people, held during the 15th to the 31st of July. If you’re aged 13 – 19, bring your ideas and digital content – photographs, stories, text, art – on a USB key […]

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“False Dichotomy” by Junyi Wu

June 3rd, 2011 No Comments

Whilst perusing Etsy for interesting zines, I was taken aback by the amazing False Dictotomy by illustrator Junyi Wu, filled with sombre, yet beautiful black and white artwork, paired with scrawled passages from the work of poet Emily Dickinson. The pen and ink illustrations of flora are set against sparse white backgrounds that highlight their […]

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Sketches In The City

May 25th, 2011 No Comments

An offshoot of City As Material, Sketches In The City is an occasional series of observational expeditions in various locations across the capital. Mandy, Radhika and I sketch, take photographs and write poems and prose to form a collaborative eBook with underlying themes. Focusing mainly on people and interactions in public places – places that […]

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Typographic Paper Sculptures

May 5th, 2011 No Comments

I bring you another paper based marvel. Bianca Chang has crafted these 3-D paper sculptures of letters, laying subtly different HAND-CUT sheets on top of each other – no laser cutting or 3-D printing here. They have a marvelous depth that draws the eye in and around the texture created by the layering effect, which […]

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Paper Animations by Andersen M Studio

April 19th, 2011 No Comments

Andersen M Studio has created this amazing stop motion animation for Star Alliance airlines, using boarding passes that transform into a intricate paper representation of their destination, through some nifty cutting and creasing. [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Du9XaMN5hM&w=640&h=390] They’ve also animated scenes from Maurice Gee’s novel, Going West, using the actual pages from the book. This one beggars […]

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Print / cut / fold

April 12th, 2011 No Comments

In my last post, I looked at some of the innovative ways eBooks have been made, using a variety of materials. Today, I’m focusing on some interesting printing and layering techniques that I’ve found, in a bid to inspire budding bookleteers. Xavier Antin has constructed an extraordinary printing chain made from a stencil duplicator (1880), […]

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Pick a card, any card…

April 8th, 2011 No Comments

Our former bookleteer blogger, Karen Martin, wrote about the effects of using different types of paper when printing eBooks in a previous post, “Paper Selection“, but having just rediscovered a few examples, I thought I’d share them with you again. Carmen Vela Maldonado created these lovely eBooks by experimenting with different coloured paper and card, […]

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City as Material: Norwich

April 7th, 2011 No Comments

Tim Wright joined Giles and I for our second City As Material outside of London on Tuesday, as we took a trip to Norwich, where Tim spent his early years. The train from London seemed distinctly commuter-free compared to our journey to Bristol, with only a handful of people in our carriage. We bagged table […]

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