19/02/2024

Notebook getting fat

Comparison between the new notebook and the previous one. Both 180 pages, paper 100g/m2.

After using it and pasting things on the pages it becomes 63% thicker! From 13mm new to 21mm finished.

Is there any method for balance this when bookbinding? In the past I tried to add extra gap in the spine, between the signatures and the cover. It doesn’t help much. Another solution is to cut some pages in the middle (same as some photo albums) but it’s not aesthetic and definitely destroys the spreads.

Next notebook, coming really soon, I will try a thicker thread and even signatures with less sheets of paper to increase the thickness in the sewing area.

Anyways the spine will always keep the same thickness and cover will bend lightly. I really like that shape. So even for that 63% or lower, it manages to get great final feeling.


11/02/2024

Some days in Georgia

I’ve done some improvements over Georgian flag in order to adjust the Christian level properly. I enjoyed those days a lot, as always happens when I visit a country for first time. Lack of smiles but great bread, and sweets, and wine.




 

Iconsiam ice cream and more notes from Thailand

Last page of this notebook. One more journal is completed.

Finally I spent too many days filling gaps or full pending pages. I promise myself I will never leave empty pages in the middle with the hope to finished them at the end. Big mistake.

I’m not in Thailand now (hopefully soon) but it’s always good write about good memories there.




12/01/2024

Mixed notes enriched with great stamps

On the incredible case of the man extremely sensitive to the change of Y coordinates together with other notes.

One of those notes by Borges: 

“For an idle and curious man like myself, the best book is the encyclopedia. You look there for what you want.” 

And now that encyclopedia on steroids is Internet.





The greatest achievement of a creative person

The thing I admire most about Dalí is his ability to create his own universe. Not many artists reached that. 

Not easy. Even if you define the aesthetic, colours, elements, symbology and atmosphere, which is already remarcable, the universe needs be filled with high quality life and essence. It's an extremely high goal, with many side paths leading to nowhere. When you are in the right road and you know it without any doubt, the hype has not equal. Just the process is gratifying. The final result is quite unknown since it waits far under the horizon line.

Recently I discovered the intensity of Katsuhiro Otomo's former works. Another example of real world building. I mean "real", not real. But this is for another day.