A Book a Day? What's Up With That?

Hi, and welcome to this year-long project. So what's this all about and how did it happen, you might ask. In mid 2007, artist Noah Scalin decided to make a skull out of anything he could find, every day for a year. It stretched him in ways he never imagined, as an artist, a writer and a person. His experience turned into a blog that went viral, and then a book.

Others have picked up on the idea: 365 Hearts, 365 Masks, 365 Bears drawn on a cellphone, 365 paper napkin mustaches.
I wanted to play, too, and I chose books. I love books, I know a bit about making books (thanks to my talented book-maker sister, Marilyn Worrix), and they're broad enough in definition to give me a lot of creative leeway.

The whole point is not really the books. The idea is to stretch myself in many ways as an artist and a person, to set up a discipline, stick with it and see what that teaches me.

I hope you'll join with me and follow along on the journey chronicled here, and let me know what you think.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Day 67 - "You're The Top" - Tobacco Box Stab Binding Book

Here's another "store" book. While I was putting some packages of Top rolling tobacco on the shelf today, I found myself really looking at the packaging. (This seems to happen to me more and more lately. Wonder why.) I really saw how bright and nice the graphic on the package was and the interesting angle of the box when it was opened for display.  So of course I reached for the scissors.

This book has a simple Japanese stab binding. The only thing that really sets it apart is the angle cut of the covers and pages. The stitching is done with heavy waxed red thread. This would be a cute little note-saver to have in a purse or pocket. And  it will always remind you that "You're the Top."

1 comment:

  1. I just went through all of your old posts and I have to say that I am completely impressed. You have an amazing talent and I love that you are pushing the definition of what a "book" is. Not Necessarily with this example, but definitely with a few of your others. Do you have any intention of selling the books you make at anytime?