After getting my feedback, Adam showed me a great example of a ‘development documentation’ book that a previous student had created for their FMP. Due to the fact that I had a lot of loose sheets of paper from the start, he thought it may be a useful to bind them together for presentation purposes. After analysing the book for a while, it looks like it has been reinforced with a thick piece of thread looped through the sheets as well as glue.
I also went to find some interesting examples of book binding (techniques may or may not be used depending on how my binding own binding trial goes):
- DIY Single Sheet Bookbinding Tutorial | Sea Lemon
- DIY Hardcover Book | Case Bookbinding Tutorial | Sea Lemon
- DIY Buttonhole Stitch Bookbinding | Watermelon Notebook | Sea Lemon
- DIY Saddle Stitch Bookbinding Tutorial | Sea Lemon
- DIY Hardcover Book | Case Bookbinding Tutorial | Sea Lemon (Fav)
I decided to attempt to replicate the original book by gluing about 50+ white A4 printer papers together, using a glue gun. If this goes well, then I will think about making a cover for the sheets with some textual information. If necessary, I may also stitch the sheets together with thread if they seem to come apart easily (just as reinforcement). This will be a test/trial for the real one that I will make towards the end of the semester:
- Adam said he liked the book I made – worth it
- Good feedback from peers, said it looked professional
- Stained the cover, to the left of my name, so press stencil more firmly next time when spraying
- Took about just over a week to complete, alongside project, so bare this in mind for final version for hand in
- Thread not needed, glue is firm and strong enough to hold papers on its own
- Is there a way to make use of this book? Maybe use it to discuss prototyping plans/experiments? Or take it into 2nd semester if possible and use it there?
- Thanks to Celeste for helping me laser cut the stencil
- Thanks to Chris Carter for helping out with ventilation and safety gear for spraying