In less than a month the Texas Avenue Makers Fair will set up shop in Shreveport, Louisiana. I was part of the very first event and will once again be joining the ranks of super cool vendors selling their wares. This year the event has grown, tripling in size and occupying a new location and offering more booths and additions than ever before. It should be a great day, weather permitted, so if you are in the area stop by!
I want to share the progress of what I am working on. Currently I am in the middle of making about 60 books. Whew, and it’s quite the workout. If you are looking at my bookbinding work for the first time, I primarily make perfect bound books but do stitch books as well. I also teach an online class on Skillshare about Making Perfect Bound Books, so if you are interested in learning check that out. Perfect bound books are a great way to get into bookbinding because they take less time and unique materials to create than stitched books.
Repurposing old pulp book covers as fresh notebooks looks cool and is super popular with the customers.
I found a book of sweet Japanese Wood Block Prints. Going to use the illustrations as covers and endsheets. Most of the illustrations are fairly small so I will most likely have to use them for pocket-sized books.
So now you’ve seen what I’m working on, I want to know what you are working on! Leave a comment or tweet me at @calebsylvest and show me what’s up!