1. A Birth of a Book - Pointe Shoes

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    Book artist Ido Agassi making the book Pointe Shoes with poems by Ronny Someck. The process involves hand setting of the type, letterpress printing & innovative hand made binding. The book contains hand colored prints by the poet. The English text was set in Alt-Mediäval typeface and the Hebrew text in Margalit typeface. The edition is limited to 88 signed and numbered copies, published at the Even Hoshen Private Press. The film was taken at Agassi's studio "HaMamlacha". Directing, editing, producing and sound design by Alon Hetzroni. Cinematography by Shaked Hetzroni. For more about Ido Agassi's work www.idoagassi.com or on Facebook www.fb.com/Hamamlaha For more about Even Hoshen see www.evenhoshen.co.il For more about Alon Hetzroni's work http://ahetzroni.com

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    • Patience

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      Watch as Randi Parkhurst, a fine paper and book artist from the Pacific Northwest, slowly unveils and demonstrates her meticulous 2007 creation, PATIENCE: the Inception of Artist Books. Some describe Patience as the equivalent of a Russian Matryoshka doll. Watch as some twenty self-contained handmade books, each inconceivably smaller than the one before, open and reveal the exquisite piece. Film produced by Glowing Heads of Olympia Washington. Original music provided by Laura Inserra. For more information about Randi's work visit her website www.parkhurstpaperarts.com/

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      • Coralie Bickford-Smith—A Series Woman

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        As an in-house designer of Penguin Books, Coralie Bickford-Smith creates incredible designs for popular book series that have attracted worldwide attention. Working with sumptuous materials and Victorian binding, she has infused classic book covers with modern inspiration. Her works—introduced in Gestalten’s Fully Booked: Ink on Paper—recall the golden age of bookmakers’ craft. In our Gestalten.tv interview, Coralie Bickford-Smith talks about the process of book design and the significant role of research, how she got struck by the book of love at a very early age, and why the best in book design is yet to come. View related book here: http://shop.gestalten.com/fully-booked.html Fully Booked–Interview with David Pearson and Jim Stoddart: https://vimeo.com/44301006 More videos by Gestalten.tv: https://vimeo.com/gestalten

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        • Rob: Letterpress 101

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          Traditional crafts are championed in the Digital Age. Letterpress artist Rob gives a primer. You can read Part 1 of Rob's essay entitled "A Brief History of 557 Years of Letterpress and Typography" at http://fortnightjournal.com/rob-lomascolo/355-letterpress-101.html Original Music by Christopher North. christophernorth.com Fortnight Journal: Edition IV For more on Rob and to see more of his work, visit Fortnight Journal at http://fortnightjournal.com/ and Rob's site at rlpress.blogspot.com © Fortnight Journal, Project of the Fourteen Foundation 2012

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          • Tansu Gothic

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            Tansu Gothic is a compelling work that challenges the notions and boundaries of book arts. From the first encounter, a sense of mystery is conveyed by the almost fortress-like architecture that is its exterior. A dizzying array of drawers, doors and hidden compartments only hint at what is within. The rich tone and textures of hand-painted papers and intricate handmade structures invite the viewer to explore the contents of this intriguing piece. It took eight months for Randi Parkhurst to birth this complex creation: everything is handcrafted. Inspired by the Japanese cabinetry, Tansu, and its history, the structure has over 300 hardware pieces handcrafted of paper. Two accordion books, one featuring drawings of Japanese cabinetry tools, the other details of Tansu structural elements, two intricately hand bound books which tell the tragic story of the Meireki fire of 1657, using stunning cut paper images to convey their tale, a unique 3-panel folding map of Edo (ancient Tokyo), a tiny abacus made of paper and beads, three pairs of peddler’s boxes with their bamboo carriers, intricate folding paper globes, myriad drawers, piano hinged doors, secret compartments accessible by removable spires…these are some of the astonishing elements within. The almost obsessive detail in the two miniature Tansu structures hidden inside one-another like Russian dolls, complete with functional drawers and doors of almost microscopic size, reveal an attention to detail beyond what seems humanly possible. This unique work of art reveals an intimate connection between content and structure, inspiration and magic. Randi Parkhurst's website is www.parkhurstpaperarts.com The music is from Xalat Bu Rafét by Reshà - Uruguayan Leonardo Trincabelli (percussion and hang), Argentinians Maria Di Pace (hang and harp) and Ivo Saint (violin), used with kind permission of David Bianchi, music producer at Barcelona’s excellent Whatabout Music. www.whatabout-music.com

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            • Rob: Heidelberg Press

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              20th Century printing machines are very present. Rob introduces us to the Heidelberg Cylinder Press. You can read Part 2 of Rob's essay entitled "A Brief History of 557 Years of Letterpress and Typography" at http://fortnightjournal.com/rob-lomascolo/368-heidelberg.html Original Music by Christopher North. christophernorth.com Fortnight Journal: Edition IV For more on Rob and to see more of his work, visit Fortnight Journal at http://fortnightjournal.com/ and Rob's site at rlpress.blogspot.com © Fortnight Journal, Project of the Fourteen Foundation 2012

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              • Pictures for Conversation

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                • Rob: Typeface

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                  We say upper and lower without knowing the true origin. Rob explains the cases. You can read Part 5 of Rob's essay entitled "A Brief History of 557 Years of Letterpress and Typography" at http://fortnightjournal.com/rob-lomascolo/404-typeface.html Original Music by Christopher North. christophernorth.com Fortnight Journal: Edition IV For more on Rob and to see more of his work, visit Fortnight Journal at http://fortnightjournal.com/ and Rob's site at rlpress.blogspot.com © Fortnight Journal, Project of the Fourteen Foundation 2012

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                  • 2.製本家 Dream House Project (Official Video)

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                    書本裝幀(Bookbinding)一直是書籍製作過程中最容易令人忽略的環節,時至今日,仍然有人默默地堅持以手工方式進行,他們是「製本家」,世界上一位專業的製本家,需要至少十年的養成期才算出道,這是非常緩慢的磨練,漫長的十年,若不是磨掉熱情,就是精鍊出對製本裝幀的熱忱了.當一位製本家手中接過作者的手稿時,腦中就開始思索如何挑選紙張及裝幀方式,要如何彰顯縫書造冊的能量.(早期買書的人可以決定要用什麼封面.) 世界上不同文化對於書本的美感要求不盡相同,差異關乎生成的紙質,印刷方式,當然也包含當地的閱讀習慣.在工業革命之前,我們無法想像一本書的製作過程有多麼緩慢,文字的力量加乘在紙張及裝幀手法之中而更顯珍貴.而現今,手工裝幀的技藝幾乎讓渡給機器,加快了速度,增加了數量,卻也減少了不同文化對於書本製作的美感差異.或許我們更無法想像的是,以工業和科技著稱的德國,他們的中學生在學校當中,必定要學習的其中一項傳統工藝,就是製作手工書.(另一項是咕咕鐘)先進工業國家,同時也帶著傳統文化一併前進啊. 製本匠人-有所思,有一次對出現在畫冊裡的一款獨特裝幀設計念念不忘,苦思多日其製作方法,試了多種方法,還寫信去德國詢問原創者,願不願意傳授該款設計最後的結繩方式...最後,在德國製本家親眼看到有所思摸索而成的完整作品時,不禁莞爾的說:我教你吧! 這時候,就會讓我想起侯文詠先生說過一句話: 認真,是拚不過迷戀. 令人高興的是,台灣有這樣的匠藝存在... 導演 / 拍攝 / 剪輯:楊忠銘 Yang Chung-Ming 更多關於夢之屋計畫以及我們正在做的事 : www.324ps.tw

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                    • The Snow Queen Fairy Tale

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                      This is a presentation of a beautiful edition of Hans Christian Andersen's The Snow Queen. The Best Children's Book of the Year 2006. Collector's quality. Printed in Europe. "The full page illustrations by the award winning Ukrainian artist, Vladyslav Yerko, are alone worth the price of the book. I recommend it to all ages." - Robert Goldsborough, writer and former "Chicago Tribune Magazine" editor. To see more Yerko's artworks go to www.snowqueen.us

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