Book by Joon Wilkinson, music by Grandaddy – Am180
I finally got around to making the above video to share with you. I don’t know if Joon really knows how much she was speaking my language. We both really love making treasures from what might otherwise be scrap papers.
I immediately had to make another little video of a book that was given to me as a child.
Book made by my grandma, music Detektivbyran – Rymden i en lada
They’re almost the exact same size! The pages move quickly so you may not have been able to read, but it was made by my grandma for me in the spring of 1980. I would have been 2 years old at the time.
It’s just one of the many things that probably helped form my aesthetics and I’m sure contributed to my love of little stapled books.
I remember when I first realized how much I loved making little stapled books. I was working at the local weekly newspaper and as offices often do, we used old scrap paper, quartered up, as note paper. I started stapling the edges like a binding and doodling on the pages, writing notes to coworkers and making lists, etc. on pages.
They kind of resembled this. I actually made an animated gif of this complete book which can be seen here.
Or this. Over the years I’ve made plenty of staple books and variations on them. Here are some more books I’ve made below.
And then of course I often have little books in my etsy shop, but eeep, when I just went to go get the link I saw a frightening low quantity of little books. I have plenty made, so perhaps that should be a project for Friday, photograph and list little books to my shop.