Saturday, 14 May 2011

Book Cover

As I mentioned in the previous post I have made this wooden cover for my allotments book:

I decided to make this cover and print the book pages myself, and not order one from an online site because I wanted a higher quality to the images, as well as the book feeling like more of an object, a one off creation.
The cover itself is made to wooden shed panels glued to a sheet of MDF. I found some old rusty hinges to use, also to make the book look and feel as much like an old shed as possible. I then painted the allotments title on to mimic the type of painting commonly seen on the sheds as well as carving my name into the wood. Once the book is printed and bound, to drill holes that will enable me to bolt the book in to place. I think this has given the book a real heavy duty feel and look and I am very happy with the result, I think it is a really unique piece.

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