Guild Meeting May 2018 Discussions of ideas for the Binding Challege
Design Ideas a presentation at the May Meeting by Jim Finger
Our Binding Challenge for the year is the unbound sheets of Nolan Landscapes and Legends, A retrospective. This work looks at the art of Sydney Noland as displayed at an exhibition in theNational Gallery of Vctoria in 1987.
The idea of this presentation was to generate discussion and stimulate interaction and ideas as to how we design the book, and how we design books in general. Its very easy to learn a method of making a book and then just keep using the same method. Its harder to learn new methods, and then do enough work to be reasonably proficient in that method, before we move on to the next new thing. But its again harder again to generate a fusion of the two, to marry the creative ideas with the best techniques, so then end result is attractive, communicative and functional. At least it is for me so I think maybe others have the same challenges.