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    Bertil Gustavsson, Styrsö, Swe
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One of, if not the last pica.stick.bulletbooks 2019. This one with hard covers, dos rapporté binding. Blue linen cloth with printed white dots. "Försök aldrig hoppa över en avgrund i två steg." This book made for Eva-Brita. {EBP} #picastickbook #bookbinding #picastickplan #dosrapporté
One of, if not the last pica.stick.bulletbooks 2019. This one with hard covers, dos rapporté binding. Blue linen cloth with printed white dots. "Försök aldrig hoppa över en avgrund i två steg." This book made for Eva-Brita. {EBP} #picastickbook  #bookbinding  #picastickplan  #dosrapporté 
Today in my mailbox: Thank you @julieauzillon for this fantastic book!! Very good layout and well written instructions, accompanied by beautiful photography by Le Turk. #origatabinding #reliureorigata #picasticklibrary
Kind of Medieval ... So inspired by @codexdavid @digeruma @iostopan and many others ... I have to try this. And it's really great fun!! Thanks for inspiration!! Thanks also to Georgios Boudalis and J.A. Szirmai, for writing good books on Medieval bookbinding.  There is more to come, and I think I will somehow include this in my sketchbooks bindings. #picastickbook #bookbinding
Kind of Medieval ... So inspired by @codexdavid @digeruma @iostopan and many others ... I have to try this. And it's really great fun!! Thanks for inspiration!! Thanks also to Georgios Boudalis and J.A. Szirmai, for writing good books on Medieval bookbinding. There is more to come, and I think I will somehow include this in my sketchbooks bindings. #picastickbook  #bookbinding 
Two more of the pica.stick.bullet journals to be delivered. Different covers, same text blocks. Left one is dos rapporté with rust marked cloth on board. Right one is soft cover in fake leather. One speead a week, from week 44/2018 to 4/2020. Still a few left. Dm me if you're interested! {L}{BH} #picastickbook #bookbinding #picastickplan #dosrapporté
Two more of the pica.stick.bullet journals to be delivered. Different covers, same text blocks. Left one is dos rapporté with rust marked cloth on board. Right one is soft cover in fake leather. One speead a week, from week 44/2018 to 4/2020. Still a few left. Dm me if you're interested! {L}{BH} #picastickbook  #bookbinding  #picastickplan  #dosrapporté 
Three 20square books in a slipcase. Made for @annelipihlgren to use, while she spends rest of the year in Dale, Sogn og Fjordane, Norway, walking, painting and enjoying the beautiful landscape. The books have tweed covers, and Italian endpapers. Papers are of different weights and kinds, for drawing and watercolour sketching. Dos rapporté bindings. The box is covered in cotton cloth, marked with rust. {AP} #picastickbook #bookbinding #picastickbox  #boxmaking #dosrapporté
Three 20square books in a slipcase. Made for @annelipihlgren to use, while she spends rest of the year in Dale, Sogn og Fjordane, Norway, walking, painting and enjoying the beautiful landscape. The books have tweed covers, and Italian endpapers. Papers are of different weights and kinds, for drawing and watercolour sketching. Dos rapporté bindings. The box is covered in cotton cloth, marked with rust. {AP} #picastickbook  #bookbinding  #picastickbox  #boxmaking  #dosrapporté 
(... continued) During the week, I also showed how you can build a Solanderbox. In her teaching, @annelipihlgren (thanks for filling the box!) worked with two different paper sizes, letting the class try out different qualities of watercolour paper. My box fits these. My intention was to show how easy it is to build boxes for different kinds of work. This box has a glass window in the front (thank you @ramverkstad_fixorama ) and you can easily change what's shown in this window. #picastickbook #picastickbox #bookbinding #boxmaking #solanderbox #clamshellbox
(... continued) During the week, I also showed how you can build a Solanderbox. In her teaching, @annelipihlgren (thanks for filling the box!) worked with two different paper sizes, letting the class try out different qualities of watercolour paper. My box fits these. My intention was to show how easy it is to build boxes for different kinds of work. This box has a glass window in the front (thank you @ramverkstad_fixorama ) and you can easily change what's shown in this window. #picastickbook  #picastickbox  #bookbinding  #boxmaking  #solanderbox  #clamshellbox 
Two weeks ago, I had a great time teaching bookbinding. Actually, I worked together with @annelipihlgren teaching watercolor painting. The idea was to make books/albums for  paintings, drawings, or texts. To not being tied up too much by the book structure, each signature was made by one full page and three stripes to mount loose papers to. The images shows my example book. It's sewn together with long stitches, where I wanted to show the possibility to be very free in the sewing. We also made slipcases. (to be continued...) #picastickbook #bookbinding
Two weeks ago, I had a great time teaching bookbinding. Actually, I worked together with @annelipihlgren teaching watercolor painting. The idea was to make books/albums for paintings, drawings, or texts. To not being tied up too much by the book structure, each signature was made by one full page and three stripes to mount loose papers to. The images shows my example book. It's sewn together with long stitches, where I wanted to show the possibility to be very free in the sewing. We also made slipcases. (to be continued...) #picastickbook  #bookbinding 
Strange tools!! At least to me. 😳 Does anyone know what to do with these? Please tell!! #picasticktools
Strange tools!! At least to me. 😳 Does anyone know what to do with these? Please tell!! #picasticktools 
Bara några timmar kvar innan vallokalerna öppnar. Vid den här tiden i morgon vet vi om det nazistiska mörkret tillåts sänka sig också över Sverige. Känner du minsta osäkerhet om vad som pågår, läs då om Hédi Fried i dagens utgåva av Dagens Nyheter! (Tack DN!!) Just a few hours left! Vote for freedom and democracy, against nazism in Sweden! Don't let the darkness take over!
Bara några timmar kvar innan vallokalerna öppnar. Vid den här tiden i morgon vet vi om det nazistiska mörkret tillåts sänka sig också över Sverige. Känner du minsta osäkerhet om vad som pågår, läs då om Hédi Fried i dagens utgåva av Dagens Nyheter! (Tack DN!!) Just a few hours left! Vote for freedom and democracy, against nazism in Sweden! Don't let the darkness take over!
Some beautiful, new to me, old tools with green handles, and one brown handled... arrived from Stockholm. Thanks Pernilla! #picasticktools #bookbindings
Some beautiful, new to me, old tools with green handles, and one brown handled... arrived from Stockholm. Thanks Pernilla! #picasticktools  #bookbindings 
att göra .. eller inte : to do .. or not  This edition covers weeks 35, 2018 to 30, 2019. One spread a week. Page size: 165x120 mm. Inkjet on 80gsm. Original Indesign, but ( @urbanfox.letterpress : hear me?!! ) plan is to letterpress print the 2019 edition! Endpapers: Carta Varese. Cover: fake leather. {BG}{PM}{AP} #picastickbook #picastickplan #bookbinding
att göra .. eller inte : to do .. or not This edition covers weeks 35, 2018 to 30, 2019. One spread a week. Page size: 165x120 mm. Inkjet on 80gsm. Original Indesign, but ( @urbanfox.letterpress : hear me?!! ) plan is to letterpress print the 2019 edition! Endpapers: Carta Varese. Cover: fake leather. {BG}{PM}{AP} #picastickbook  #picastickplan  #bookbinding 
Some 30 years ago, I visited the Docklands in London. The Light Railway was new, started 1987. As souvenirs, I bought a slice of rail from The North London Railway. And the folding model of the new light railway train (still unopened). Some rusty marks of the rail decorates the soft cloth cover of this 15square sketchbook. Endpapers are Hahnemuhle Bugra. Book is 96 pages, Canson XL, 90gsm. {CW}  #picastickbook #bookbinding
Some 30 years ago, I visited the Docklands in London. The Light Railway was new, started 1987. As souvenirs, I bought a slice of rail from The North London Railway. And the folding model of the new light railway train (still unopened). Some rusty marks of the rail decorates the soft cloth cover of this 15square sketchbook. Endpapers are Hahnemuhle Bugra. Book is 96 pages, Canson XL, 90gsm. {CW} #picastickbook  #bookbinding 
Another yellow book! 15square. Soft cover of linen cloth with details in washable paper (fake leather, snap paper, ... kärt barn har många namn). Endpaper from Rossi, Italy. 96 pages, Canson XL 90gsm. {KR} #picastickbook #bookbinding
Another yellow book! 15square. Soft cover of linen cloth with details in washable paper (fake leather, snap paper, ... kärt barn har många namn). Endpaper from Rossi, Italy. 96 pages, Canson XL 90gsm. {KR} #picastickbook  #bookbinding 
A yellow book. 15square softcover sketchbook with linen cover. 96 pages, Fabriano sketch, 90gsm. The beautiful endpaper is printed by Damen/Papier Royaal, The Hague (Haag). #picastickbook #bookbinding
A yellow book. 15square softcover sketchbook with linen cover. 96 pages, Fabriano sketch, 90gsm. The beautiful endpaper is printed by Damen/Papier Royaal, The Hague (Haag). #picastickbook  #bookbinding 
"Att göra eller inte = To do or not" ... Time to make up plans! :: New term. New school. I hope this one will be of help for the reciever, @ossian_wahlstedt ! 100 spreads: You can choose to have one a day, or one a week, or whatever you like. I've tried do make it flexible. Right page is for to do's, left for  notes. Pocket for all little loose papers ... "Gjort är gjort = Done is done". {OW}  #picastickbook An old book cover got a new future, thanks to @ernisen #picarecover #picastickbook #picastickplan #bookbinding
"Att göra eller inte = To do or not" ... Time to make up plans! :: New term. New school. I hope this one will be of help for the reciever, @ossian_wahlstedt ! 100 spreads: You can choose to have one a day, or one a week, or whatever you like. I've tried do make it flexible. Right page is for to do's, left for notes. Pocket for all little loose papers ... "Gjort är gjort = Done is done". {OW} #picastickbook  An old book cover got a new future, thanks to @ernisen #picarecover  #picastickbook  #picastickplan  #bookbinding 
Sometimes, I am asked, if I make books with paper for water color. This is the first. 13square23, I call it. Dos rapporté binding, as most of my books: I want them to open flat. Papers are 20 pages Fabriano sketching paper, 90gsm, in one section, and 10 sheets Fabriano water color paper, 200gsm, individually sewn and perforated if you want to tear them out. Cover and endpapers are blue Kephera. Back cover can be folded out to the same size as the water color sheets. #picastickbook #bookbinding #dosrapporté
Sometimes, I am asked, if I make books with paper for water color. This is the first. 13square23, I call it. Dos rapporté binding, as most of my books: I want them to open flat. Papers are 20 pages Fabriano sketching paper, 90gsm, in one section, and 10 sheets Fabriano water color paper, 200gsm, individually sewn and perforated if you want to tear them out. Cover and endpapers are blue Kephera. Back cover can be folded out to the same size as the water color sheets. #picastickbook  #bookbinding  #dosrapporté 
Houndstooth. Memory goes back to 1962. Everybody was supposed to wear trousers with houndstooth, hundtand in Swedish. But we said "pepitarutiga". Preferably black/white but black/brown was an alterative. And white nylon shirts. Remember?  But that is a different story.  This is a 15square sketchbook. Dos rapporté binding with 96 pages Fabriano Accademia paper, 120gsm. Endpapers are the wonderful Satogami paper. Opening the book, I have tried reconstructing the houndstooth pattern, with brown meeting black, by weaving paper stripes. (Enjoyable! I will do it again!) {MP} #picastickbook #bookbinding #dosrapporté
Houndstooth. Memory goes back to 1962. Everybody was supposed to wear trousers with houndstooth, hundtand in Swedish. But we said "pepitarutiga". Preferably black/white but black/brown was an alterative. And white nylon shirts. Remember? But that is a different story. This is a 15square sketchbook. Dos rapporté binding with 96 pages Fabriano Accademia paper, 120gsm. Endpapers are the wonderful Satogami paper. Opening the book, I have tried reconstructing the houndstooth pattern, with brown meeting black, by weaving paper stripes. (Enjoyable! I will do it again!) {MP} #picastickbook  #bookbinding  #dosrapporté 
Another 15square sketchbook. Cover is linen cloth with rust marks. Dos rapporté binding, 96 pages Fabriano Accademia, 120gsm. The image of Galileo Galilei can easily be changed ... #picastickbook #bookbinding #dosrapporté
Another 15square sketchbook. Cover is linen cloth with rust marks. Dos rapporté binding, 96 pages Fabriano Accademia, 120gsm. The image of Galileo Galilei can easily be changed ... #picastickbook  #bookbinding  #dosrapporté