Wednesday, 19 October 2011
New Book Old Book
A new envelope cover for my scribbled-phone-number-and-shopping-list book, inspired by one of my favourite old books.
They certainly don't teach maths like this anymore.
I love the drawings. No photograph could compete with the clarity of these. And the lettering....
It's good to be reminded that card and paper can be surprisingly durable materials. They don't last forever, but perhaps some things don't need to. And some things look better for looking used.
I'll post some more pics from this book soon; the construction methods detailed are a wonder, involving fabric and brown paper for hinges, and shaving of card edges for joins, for instance.
I may have come over a bit Edwardian schoolgirl when I decorated the cover. Perhaps it's time to lay off the Downton Abbey and PJ Harvey for a bit.