Yes they are individually staged (at ari’s Room)
I’ll level with you here, we’re getting pretty tired of the print vs digital debate. We love the endless scroll and unbridled sharing of the internet just as much as we love the tactility and uniquely possessive nature of books. Can’t we all just get along here guys? Still, when Gestalten get in touch with news that they’re producing a volume dedicated to the very best in book design and print innovation it IS pretty tempting to tell digital where to shove it.
But we’d never stoop that low. We’d rather celebrate the arrival of this fresh new tome, Fully Booked: Ink On Paper, by telling you that it celebrates the very best of what print does well; foiling, debossing, Japanese binding, experimental print techniques, unique formats and really exceptional design. It’s reassuringly full of work by some of the finest practitioners and publishers in the world today, and as you’d expect from a work that wrestles with such weighty content, it’s beautifully designed too.
So enough of the squabbling everybody, print’s still going strong, but that doesn’t mean you have to set fire to your iPad; it’s much more exciting to live in a world in which we can celebrate books on the internet and glorify gadgets in print. (Source: itsnicethat.com)
I can’t live without my notebook. I keep it open on my desk at the office and scribble dozens of random numbers/thoughts/tasks on it throughout the day - from wire transfers I have to send to doodling while I’m on the phone with my grandmother for 30 minutes without having a chance to say a single word. It’s the type of tool that can’t be replaced by my iPhone’s notepad…
When I saw this post by Gaws I knew I had to get something like that printed. Unfortunately, I couldn’t figure out how to get this done easily in a single edition, so I went for the next best thing - a notebook slip cover in a standard Moleskine size. I sent the photo to http://www.engraveyourbook.com/ and ordered it on one of the natural covers as just the engraved phrase along with my initials on the back. A few weeks later and this is what showed up at my door. Even though the black leather would’ve looked more appropriate given the tone and dryness of the title, I decided for the natural tan leather for its future color and marks. I can’t wait for the light brown to wear in and darken with age, it’ll proceed to look better and gain character, and not disappoint.
(Source: , via fuckyeahbookarts)