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Summer School discount at Ink Spot Press in Brighton

Hello Big Jump friends in the UK! Places are still available in my bookbinding and letterpress intensive summer courses at Ink Spot Press here in Brighton at the end of … Continue reading

July 25, 2013 · Leave a comment

We will make boxes. We will make boxes all week. And our boxes will be GLORIOUS.

Did you see all those boxes up there? That was all day ONE. I am back at the Wells Summer Institute and we are BOX MACHINES. By the end of … Continue reading

July 10, 2013 · 17 Comments

Oh my god I’m out of glue.

How did it come to this? Last week I decided to get down to business in the tiny bindery and put in some hours on old projects, but when I … Continue reading

May 8, 2013 · 25 Comments

How a horrible Ikea couch became a bookbinding tool.

For the last twelve months, I have lived with the worst couch in the world. This is a couch whose sharp, plywood corners could give you a concussion; a couch … Continue reading

April 12, 2013 · 40 Comments

Considering the Flag Book

I almost never make flag books. All that waving and shaking and moving around is just too much for me. But lately I’ve spent a lot of time thinking about … Continue reading

April 7, 2013 · 56 Comments

A VICTORIOUS WEEK in the Smallest Bindery in the World

I SAY UNTO YOU THAT I AM A BINDING CHAMPION!!! Despite last week’s demoralizing mold episode and subsequent defeatist post,  I shook off the spores and bound VICTORIOUSLY! I made … Continue reading

January 28, 2013 · 13 Comments

Ok, it’s starting to feel a bit crowded in here.

This occasionally feels impossible. I’ve got three projects going right now, and all of them have to happen in a tiny bindery under a lofted bed. Without really acknowledging it, … Continue reading

January 21, 2013 · 6 Comments

How to make a collapsible punching trough

Happy Holidays! Who needs mulled wine and a pile of gifts when you’ve got a tub of PVA and a stack of binders board? This year, give yourself the gift … Continue reading

December 24, 2012 · 11 Comments

Now available for purchase: Fond, Fond Deluxe, and ten prints.

Fond, the newest title from Big Jump Press, is an investigation of our impulse to collect and preserve small, valueless objects. Casually assembled over the course of years, these objects … Continue reading

November 20, 2012 · Leave a comment

Just under the wire

I am on the bus to Heathrow. (I am posting this from my phone. I know people do this all the time, but I feel like a star trek doctor … Continue reading

November 3, 2012 · 2 Comments