domingo, 16 de junio de 2013

Secret Belgian Binding

Today my post is dedicated to Secret Belgian binding.

This type of bookbinding is very recent, specially comparing to other techniques of bookbinding. It was invented in the mid 1980s by Anne Goy. Her goal was to make an occidental version of the Japanese bookbinding that could open flat.   

The panel consists of three parts: two covers and the spine that are sewn together. The signatures will be sewn to the threads that cross the interior part of the spine.  

This type of bookbinding is very comfortable; it not only opens flat, but there is also no limit in the number of pages or the size (unlike, for example, the Japanese bookbinding that can be difficult and uncomfortable to open if it's very small). Moreover, since the union of the panel is made by thread, we can use paper to cover it all and we don't have to be afraid that this paper, as time goes by, will break and our covers will be separated from the spine.

4 comentarios:

  1. Thank you! This is the first time I've seen the finished cover to spine to cover stitching. So cool! I can't wait to learn this.

    This is tigerarchivist from tumblr, btw.

    1. It's great that you found this post useful! This binding is one of my favorites, if not my overall favorite.
      I am glad to find you here, Diana :).

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  3. Hello Anna!

    A fantastic tutorial, thanks for taking the time to make it. Just a quick one to let you know that I’ve added your tutorial as a resource in our latest ‘Top 10 Secret Belgian Binding Tutorials –

    Thanks again and keep up the good work!

    ~ Paul