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Ana Menezes

Carioca designer and bookbinding enthusiast



Sample Project

In this sample project I’m going to show you some alternatives of books that I created for this class. 

I tried using different and perhaps unusual materials.

For your class project, try to use something that you really like or that represents you. It can be an illustration, a lettering, a pattern, a recycled material, a collage, a photo, postcards,…anything you want! 

Just use the techniques that were taught and incorporate your art on the cover.


Simple Long-stitch binding

For this book, I used black washi tape to create a pattern on my cover.



Long-stitch binding (modified)

For this tutorial I incorporated cross-stitch to my cover. 



I also made another book with a paper I love (with illustrations from Alice in Wonderland)



Japanese Binding

For this tutorial I made a soft cover book mixing color and pattern paper. I also used a fluorescent thread.


And I also made a hard cover book where I printed an illustration on kraft paper. I also used back vynil close to the spine.



This is an example of a book I made using a map from my map collection.


You can use these as a reference of what you can do, and what you can incorporate to your cover, but as comfortable as you want! 

Have fun binding and share your creations! :)






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