Original print making and Bookbinding
#02 - In the space of a book: the use of white - RBP20318
Milan, 24-25 March 2018
Daniela LorenziCristina Balbiano d'Aramengo
210 EUR materials included

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From content to form and back

Through a collaboration of A14/Daniela Lorenzi and Cristina Balbiano d'Aramengo, the theme of this new series of workshops proposes bookbinding and original print making techniques as instruments for graphic design project planning and production.
Intentionality, technique, form, content, and language are all elements which equally contribute to the successful design, planning, and creation of a book or a folder.
The workshops provide an opportunity to closely look at the world of small publishing houses and limited edition artists books, and draw inspiration from artists and graphic designers projects, as well as from significant experiences in bookbinding.

In the space of a book: the use of white

Perception / Action
Full / Empty
High / Low
Concave / Convex
Two-dimensional / Three-dimensional
Image / Word

How many times before conceiving an image have we stopped, inhibited by a blank sheet of paper?
Does it usually appear as an empty space?
It's only a matter of our point of view.
During the workshop, we will try to modify our perception. Exploring the spatial potential of the paper, we will make it interact with new elements, added in a conscious way, so the "colour of white" emerges. Working within the rhythm and sequence of full and empty, we'll become surprised by the transformation of the sheet as a unit in the multiplicity of pages.

Dry and relief printmaking and experimental graphic materials will be the tools to make the contents; assembling them through cuts, folds and simple sewing will allow us to create a series of small books in 100% cotton paper.

There are no pre-requisites for attending the workshop.

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