Wednesday, 11 February 2009

Box Making Tutorials

Box making goes hand-in-hand with bookbinding. Really, a book in its own box is an incredibly satisfying thing. Is there anything better? Maybe a box that is also a book? or a book that turns into a box? Leave a comment for us if you know of other great box making resources, practical or not...

Online

PDF: Clamshell Box
www.library.cornell.edu/preservation/publications/documents/mg6a.pdf

PDF: Drop Spine Box
library.syr.edu/information/spcollections/conservation/SUConsManual-DropSpineBox.pdf

PDF: Phase Box
library.syr.edu/information/spcollections/conservation/SUConsManual-PhaseBox.pdf

PDF: Folded Magic Box
www.philobiblon.com/gbwarticle/hutchins2.PDF

PDF: Portfolio
www.philobiblon.com/PortfolioWithSoftFlaps.pdf

Website: Origami Box
www.kid-at-art.com/htdoc/lesson16.html

Website: Photo Gallery of steps to making a book box
www.bookbinding.net/gallery/

Website: Slipcase
cool-palimpsest.stanford.edu/byorg/abbey/an/an13/an13-5/an13-518.html

Video: Origami Box
www.youtube.com/watch?v=NdPkgqV_OiU

Video: Origami Moving Cubes
www.youtube.com/watch?v=OMkOOi-SU_M

Video: Boxes for Books
www.youtube.com/watch?v=kvKeEtBCxMg


Books

Japanese Bookbinding by Kojiro Ikegami
Includes Japanese boxes and wrap-around case structures

Creating Handmade Books by Alisa Golden
Includes slipcases, portfolio, clamshell box, and 2-piece box constructions

Creative Bookbinding by Pauline Johnson
Includes file boxes and letter boxes

Creating Books and Boxes by Benjamin D Rinehart
Includes boxes with dividers, triangular and circular boxes

Books, Boxes, and Portfolios by Franz Zeier
Includes box with cover, box with hinged lid, round boxes, and several portfolio constructions

Books, Boxes and Wraps by Marilyn Webberly & JoAn Forsyth
Includes several box and portfolio structures

6 comments:

Núria said...

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Greetings from Spain.
Núria

PrairiePeasant said...

These articles are great resources! I know I will be referring to them again.

Lucie Wicker Photography said...

Very cool, I will have to try one of these. Thanks for the post!

katelynjane said...

Thanks for the resources! I'm going to check out some of those books, they look good!

Ruth said...

excellent! I've been meaning to try out boxmaking

Beretta said...

Hi
Very good blog. Thanks for the links. I also have a tutorial about box making for comics in my blog:
Poramoraltebeo.blogspot.com
Regards
Javier