#2 Tutorial | Make a “kettle” binding

Bookmaking Tutorial | In this second episode, we will learn how to make a “kettle” binding, which, in homemade parlance, can be defined as “Multiple files held together by a single thread.”

The International Research Center for Children’s Culture at the Braidense Library presents Libri Finti Clandestini, a mocking* collective formed by artists El Pacino (Milan, 1988-), Aniv Delarev (Pueblo Nuevo Solistahuacán, 1980-) and Yghor Kowalvsky (Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, 1985-).
The aim of the collective is to make real books (sketchbooks, notebooks, travel journals, object books) using only “paper found around,” paper that people consider junk: printer’s scraps, proofs and starter papers, posters, envelopes, bread bags, wallpaper.

This material is assembled and bound by hand; the end result is a real book, ready to be written, drawn or to take on any other meaning the owner wants to give it. The collective is very active in creating contemporary artist’s books, and during this difficult time they offer tutorials online.

*because it sells people his own garbage.