Book Binding

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It’s been a while since I last bookbind something and thought I’ll learn some new binding methods: coptic stitch binding and whirlwind binding. (Somehow I’ve made a whole box of them haha)
I feel it’s also time for me to use velted paper and leftover off cuts to customise the book covered…

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Coptic stitch binding is really good for making sketchbook because you can open the book flat like a spread and looks very professional-like.

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Whirlwind binding was introduced in Ancient China. This method is good for pages in different length (preferably in descending length) and can be stored like a scroll. It can be binded in anyway on one side as long as it’s thin enough for it to be rolled up easily.
I’ve used velted paper for the cover and wind around with a long string. I’ve realised that the string sticks onto the velvet and it stays, so it doesn’t need to be tied down- very convenient.

Narrative

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Narrative project based on 2 words taken from newspaper headlines: crocodile and New York.

“A mad scientist discovered an egg during in a forest, he took and looked after it until it hatched…. and transformed it into a cyborg, it eventually escaped but it saw a drunk guy and attacked him with it’s bazooka….. turns out it was all just a dream~”

I’ve made small watercolour concertina book which tell part 1 and part 2 of the story on both side, ribbons are attached at the end so it can be closed

Strange Encounter

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For Green Week, we had to bring in an old furniture and re-decorate them. I brought a children table with magnetic alphabets inside, and illustrated strange encounter between a piggy wolf and monkey bear. I’ve drawn a “to-do” board top left so that notes can be taken down and easily rub off

Possibilities Are Endless

Suspended letter leaves. The letters are punctured by needle.

This was a typography project where we use “medium as the message”. I wanted to show the leaves being carried away by the wind and land in a variety of possible places, as well as having it decaying naturally – I have chosen the garden door as one of the possibilities.
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Childhood


Illustration of my childhood memories in a collage form, which is held in suspension. All cut-outs are drawn with black pen on heritage paper.
(I apologise for the bad photography)

I’ve always like to reminisce my childhood days and remember small colourful things that brought simple joy into my little life, and share these playful experinces with people you know and founding out how people were like before growing up… it certainly makes me feel warm and fuzzy! 😀