I know I mentioned that spring was a busy time in the studio, so now that two projects have wrapped up, I finally have time to blog about some of the cool stuff I was working on.
Back in September last year while I was vending at Philalalia, I began talking with book artist Susan Viguers, who was looking for a handmade paper to use in her upcoming project “The Opossum: A Specimen Book”. She wanted a tough, creamy, and somewhat crisp paper to use for her limp vellum binding. We ended up going with a 3-hr abaca, felt dried, and I have to say the sheets look mighty handsome with that crisp letterpress printing. It’s a beautiful book!
You can see more photos of this book, its interior, and other books on Susan Viguers’ website.
|And here are some in process shots of the abaca papers.
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