Before I fell in love with paper, I fell in love with books. I love to read them of course, but even more, I love to experience them as physical objects. Clearly Susan Angebranndt of Green Chair Press shares my obsession. Her blog is a rare treat – intelligent, straightforward, inspirational.
If you’ve found your way to feltandwire.com, then I think you’ll like the Green Chair Press blog. I especially like the How-to section, with clear, concise articles on flexagons, double fan bindery, adhesives, flip books, etc. Susan teaches workshops at the San Francisco Center for the Book. She’s generously agreed to let us cross-post some of her content, but you might want to go straight to her site to see all that she’s got going on.
Here’s Susan’s recent post on double fan adhesive binding, pictured above: Quick and easy, the double-fan adhesive or millennial binding is a great solution for turning single sheets into an extremely durable paperback book that opens flat and stays open. Its strength comes from the way the pages are glued, using a double-fanning technique that brings glue just a millimeter or so into the textblock. And its “openability” comes from a pop-off spine that moves independently of the textblock. Find complete instructions here.
Photography: Green Chair Press