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How I put a title on a book spine.
September 17, 2014, 10:49 am
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I like great big books, the bigger the better, weapon sized, books of fear and doom, big fuck off books.
I’ve been working on tiny things for far too long.

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I mean it’s nice enough and all that but when it comes down to it nothing makes a statement like a big book.

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This book was so big that I had to stand on my toes just to sew it up. I want to make books so big that an entire cow is needed to wrap it in leather.

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The ruler shows the scale of the size of the book.

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It’s thick and has a coloured edge. Always a win.

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This is some of the cut outs that I’ve done for the title.

I am going to cut out the title in a thinly pared leather.
I have made a die where I have cut out the letters and placed them on a strip of board. I have reversed the letters.

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Then I am going to dampen covering leather, place the die and some cling film on the leather and give it a quick nip in the press.
So I will have a guide as to where I am going to place the set of letters that I have cut out and will stick on to the leather.
I know it sounds so confusing. I cut out two sets of letters of glued down card and one set of letters on pared down leather.

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I will explain it all over again when I do some more work on it.

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