New year, new passion?
Hello dear readers!
I am busy (yes, again), designing the foundation for future memories and it comes with a lot of paper. Nice paper of all kinds, countries, weights and colours. A playful, recently revived passion of mine. As far as I can remember, paper always brought joy. (*)
(*) The only time it did not bring a lot of joy was duing our hike to an acient paper mill in the middle of France on a hot summer day. We really did earn that visit. Lasting memories.
|Paper from Italy and England, companies with a long tradtion, dating back 200 years and more|
Playing around with various types of paper and - also important - finding the favourite proportion.
|Trimming notebooks to a preferred proportion|
|Approaching the right proportion. Which proportions do I enjoy? What proportions feels good in my hands? Which one is nice to look at?|
Prototyping:Very much to my surprise the Midori-width is almost the Suhrkamp's pocketbook-width. Those pocketbooks do seem small, but they do hold a lot of words. Those books are a 20th century design icon. But with a width of 11cm, any 10cm-wide photos is likely to cram a page. I will stick with the proportion of the blue notebook. For now. :-)
Here I have been playing around with the trimming: flush trimming, overlapping covers ...
Now that I have build the foundation, I can move on to the next step, which is every bit as entertaining as the first one was: printing memories.
I will keep you posted!