, 1 Home Town - Lëtzebuerg
, 2 The Value of An Image
, 3 Manifesto
, 4 Public/Personal Spaces
, Art Auction 2013
, Book into a Building
, Building into a Book
, Competitions & Projects
, CSM Stage 2
, CSM Stage 3
, Final Versions
, in progress
, Interaction Design
, Live Briefs
, Musical Perception
, The Book and The Building
, The Student Organiser
, Unit 10
, Unit 5
, Unit 6 - The Bigger Picture
, Unit 7
, Visual Language – IKB
As a result of my &London notebooks trending and being on the front page of Etsy for their second time, I got three orders in a week! (personal record!) Therefore I spent a weekend making the notebooks so that I would be able to ship them today (which I did). I had some leftover experimenting printed sheer paper from a competition entrance project (for which I was shortlisted but am still not allowed to talk about), which I used to package the notebooks before sending them of into the UK and into the States.
Our Note to Self Pop Up Shop 2013 is happening at the end of this week, and we are in the final preparations for setting everything up after collecting the notebooks yesterday they are going to be picked up this afternoon so we can set everything up on thursday morning at the London Graphic Centre in Covent Garden, ready for the opening night.
The Shop is going to be running on friday and saturday, and you can find more information on our website, facebook page and the event page on facebook. Follow us on twitter at @csmpopupshop13 and don’t forget to tweet #notetoself
my notebooks are waiting to be put on the Pop Up Shop display
After a day spend finishing the covers in the letterpress workshop, I have been able to pick up the covers and start to assemble them.
ampersands overflowing the letterpress workshop.
I decided to go with white thread after all as the blue doesn’t go with the grid or print. Meaning I am going to have to buy new thread as I coloured all of the other one in.
the first finished notebook
folding and assembling to get it on the right place (it being the ampersand)
It was quite tricky to get the ampersand formed through the three covers together, for the letterpress printing as well for the folding, but worth it, it retakes the idea of creating a whole through the three parts of the notebook.
Yesterday I coloured in the bookbinding thread, and even if it didn’t turn into a dark blue as I hoped it would, I’m still happy about it no longer being white.
such a profound blue
buy paper: done
cut paper to right formats: done
buy dye for the bookbinding tread: done
print grids: done
cut grids pages: done
typeset cover and packaging lines: done
print separate covers: in progress
step by step.
variation 1, beginning
variation 13 & overview in progress
overview extract, in progress
variation 7 and progress
Can you guess where the different grids come from? The more I’ve worked on the grids, the more abstract they have already become, and I’ve also tried to make gradients and transitions between the different grids to make them less static and more playful.
Instead of continuing to do other grids and variations, I am now going to see how it would look in the notebook. InDesign and printing time! Unfortunately I have to print it on different paper for the mockup as otherwise I won’t have enough paper left for the final versions, but it is the same thickness (however not the same colour, which is why I am also going to print a testsheet on a page with the right paper).