06 October 2009

Inspiration!


13 comments:

Cre8Tiva said...

this took me down memory lane...thanks for sharing...

Riki Schumacher said...

This endeavor truly is inspiring Judy. Thank you for offering this on your site. I majored in printing and photography in college, but never got close to a machine like that. And I have never learned book binding, but I'm in love with the process. That book is a TRUE labor of love, I congratulate his patience. Soooo inspiring. it looks like it was a three year process, did I get that right?

Brenda Grace said...

I am totally thrilled to have been able to view this master piece in the making. What knoble and incredable intentions John displays on behalf of all those who can appreciate a time gone by. Most would kill to have the time let alone the skill to achieve such dream to come true. Thanks so much for sharing.

Kim said...

I've wanted to watch a book binding process for ages so that was wonderful. What dedication that took and how wonderful to have the book renewed again. Thanks for posting Judy, really enjoyed watching this process.

Sam Marshall said...

That was absolutely fascinating. I loved watching the process.

Gaby Bee said...

Thanks for sharing, Judy. It was fascinating to watch a bookbinding process. Very inspiring indeed!

Kristine said...

Judy, This was so interesting. I had never seen any of this process before. Thanks so much for posting it. How did you find it?
k

alteredbits said...

thank you so much for posting. how incredibly inspiring and what a gorgeous book!

Little Brown Sparrow said...

This was the most moving little thing I've seen all day. I was glued to the screen for every process! It's so hard to imagine the work that went into things in the past- simple things like books, and now a hand-bound book is such a precious time-consuming thing... I always think of the maker when I murder my books- uncover the papers use to re-enforce spines and such. This little video is a perfect example to me of how vital handcrafts and 'lost' arts are in my life. I can't think of anything more spiritually whole than creating. It's my religion!

okay probably none of that makes sense- it's 1am! But thank you. <3

gina armfield said...

wow thats patience

Beth said...

Incredible!! Truly a labor of love!
Beth

Karen Owen said...

That was truly amazing to watch. I worked as a typesetter for years, but the process was computerized by the time I got into it. Imagine how long it takes to hand-set all that type for a book. Thanks for sharing.

Judith said...

What a work of art! It would be wonderful to own one of these, though I don't feel you own a book like this - you just hold it for the future.

Thank you for sharing it. I love the sound of the linotype machine.