Main Project Inspiration: Hand-Made Book

In my WRTG 3035 class last semester, my professor arranged for the class to visit Norlin Library’s Special Collections & Archives. On display were handmade books from as early as the 16th century. There were Da Vinci sketches in giant leather bound book and small artisan books from the modern era.

I want to make my own interactive book with features and novelties similar to the books in Norlin’s special collections. I could work with mediums such as leather or origami paper. I was even thinking about having some of the story line written on a piece of paper inside of a fortune cookie.

Overall, I want the book to be interactive, dynamic, intricate, and beautiful.


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  • Preston Marcoux
    March 16, 2017 6:44 pm

    I too visited Norlin in 3035 with Petger and saw the books that you are talking about. I think the idea of doing this project is exciting, as the limits to your creativity are endless. Who knows maybe 500 years from now students will be gathered around in a writing class handling your interactive work. Honestly, I am stoked to see the final project.


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