Started by looking at Folding techniques of paper, the art of origami..
I found an interesting book called Folding Techniques By Paul Jackson
As well looking at leaflets, booklets I’ve picked up from design festivals and exhibitions, understanding colour, gradients of paper, thicknesses, folds and taking it all in..
Mainly focussing on the movement of the paper when there are folds or creases and how leaflets are opened and closed, as I wanted to reflect the videos and recordings of my human behaviour observations through this type of movement, wether this is achievable or not at this stage I’m not entirely sure…
And then I started to mock up using paper some ideas of how I wanted my book to look and thinking about content along the way..
And then I started experimenting by building a standard book form and shape and then subtracting sections to see what I can come up with, and thinking perhaps subtly where some sections are cut out to reveal previous pages with notes or illustrations that might connect nicely with what is on the current page.
This book is titled: Paper Folding for POP UP, by P.I.E Books (also found in the library, Kingston.)
Inspirations of artists/ designers that work with folding and cutting paper!
Images extracted from..
More interesting leaflets..
I wanted to test boiling leather to create the front cover from leather so here’s the tests of me boiling leather strips in my kitchen..
Although it hardened the leather and made it warp and this is not the effect I wanted for the front cover. I was still interested in using leather as the cover so I kept the leather as it was and transferred letters onto it for the title. This gave a rustic, ‘peeling’ appearance which I liked the look of, now it was time to research into different types of paper and typeface and then figure out the layout.
I knew I wanted to keep the format of the book to A5 pages and give it a binding that is not permanent, like the title says, ‘process’ I want this to be a forever evolving book that develops as my journey throughout the Masters evolves.
This is the kind of style I wanted in my book, simplicity in the format, minimal information per page apart from pages of text and a rustic, warm page. I have to find the right paper..
The pages of the book..
and the binding idea is inspired by a working folder, so I wanted to hole punch the edge and insert these binders.