20 April 2011

3 minutes, months or years

Last Summer I helped Visual Edition's, make their ground breaking book Tree of CodesMe and a few other LCC students worked together to make the prototype, cutting each page by hand with a scalpel! Although it was a lengthy task for us hand cutting the book, it was an even lengthier task for VE trying to find a print company that would say yes to producing the book, they were repeatedly told “the book you want to make just cannot be made."

But their postive determination found them a printers in Belgium who relished the challenge of making a book with a different die-cut on every page.

This stunning video shows how the book is made, it takes 3 whole months, but here it is in 3 minutes. (Probs would have taken 3 years if we were still making it by hand!) 

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