April 8, 2008
Bookmaking... the folded page
Thank goodness for modern technology... at least certain types of technology... like desktop printing!
I had fun printing out a page from my new book in progress, at full size. I was experimenting with the border treatment and was curious to see what it'd look like all printed up.
There's an indefineable magic that happens when a page is folded into a book. Maybe it's the changeability of the image... the transformation where turning the page acts like a curtain in the theatre. Maybe it's just because it assumes an elegant shape with curves and a center fold.
But whatever it is... it's bookmaking at it's most fun. At least for me it was fun to see the image at actual size with real colors on real paper... instead of just an image on the computer screen.