The Pixel binding (coursecode: PB-01-22), full

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Friday 04 & Saturday 05 February 2022

In this workshop, Benjamin introduces his latest design: the Pixel binding.
The Pixel binding is a structure in which the boards (and the spine) are made up of a multitude of squares (the 'pixels') which hinge with one another and thus give the binding a remarkable feel, half way between a hard cover and a soft cover binding.
The grid visual that results from the board composition is a striking feature that can lead to many different design concepts.
During this two-day workshop, you will learn the basics of the structure by creating a Pixel binding in paper, with suede flyleaves and leather headbands, for one of your books.

In addition to the strictly technical aspect of the structure, we will also do some designing in this workshop.
Benjamin will reveal several very simple methods to turn plain paper into a rich and expressive medium with graphite powder and pigments.

This workshop is only suitable for experienced binders.

Participants will be required to bring a book with content in sections, sewn, glued up and ready for the next steps.
All other supplies, including a special tool indispensable to create a Pixel binding, will be provided in a material pack.

date:   Friday 04 & Saturday 05 February 2022
time:   9.30-17.00h
costs:   € 325,- incl. coffee/tea & lunch, material pack € 80,-
number of participants:   six
location:   Bindery Wilgenkamp, Blokker, The Netherlands
guest teacher:   Benjamin Elbel
language:   English, French, German, Dutch no problem



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