Daylight Savings Time
May 10, 2009 in gewgaws
This spring, I took a letterpress class at the School of Visual Arts. Printing and book-binding have interested me since college, and I felt it was high time for me to become reacquainted with a Vandercook.
For my final project, I adapted a poem by Kevin Young, “Daylight Savings Time,” by removing letters from the poem. Here’s the original page, after successive printings, some cutting, and some preliminary folds:
Thanks to the excellent How To Make Books, I turned this page into a simple accordion book and bound with blue paper. Here are the pages, post-binding:
(Don’t know if you can see it, but only an apostrophe remains.)
So there you have it! Books. They’re not just for reading—they’re also for making. I hope I can continue to make more of these little books, although I think my next project is going to be a, um, Shmather’s Shmay Shmard. (Trying not to ruin the surprise.)
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