Never Ending Fold Book
Saturday, February 10th, 1:00 - 3:30PM
Instructor: Jeff Becker
Local book artist Jeff Becker showed us this handy riff on the humble accordion book. The variation is called never ending fold because it’s easy to add page after page after page after page, depending on the purpose and content of the book. The structure is a simple one that’s quite adaptable; it’s easy to adjust the size of the cover once you decide upfront how many pages you want to include. The sample Jeff made is a small book with a soft cover and blank pages, but it would be easy to use the technique to create multiple editions of that poem or short story you’ve written. Print the text out in landscape format, two up, then connect the individual sheets together. Just like that, you’re a published author! You could also use the technique to create your own version of the Japanese Moleskine journals sold in the store, but with custom covers and the number of pages you need. We’re happy to add this versatile and simple technique to our repertoire of accordion variations.
All materials included.
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Jeff Becker experimented with different media for years before discovering the book. He was immediately drawn to the possibilities of the form: how binding serves as an introduction to the content; the effect of structure on movement; the delightful anticipation one experiences when turning a page; the subsequent surprise or resolution; and how all the senses are involved when one handles a book. Jeff has been making journals ever since, and currently teaches workshops for Two Hands Paperie, The Book Arts League, the pARTiculars gallery in Lafayette, and the Lafayette Library. His education includes classes at the American Academy of Bookbinding, workshops with local and nationally known binders, and trial and error. See his work at http://www.fatcactusstudios.com.