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Welcome to the 2008 Bind-O-Rama

Initiated in 2004, the Bonefolder's Bind-O-Rama challenge and online exhibition have become an annual event. The 2008 event will feature works exhibiting ANY of the structures described in the past 8 issues of the Bonefolder.

These include:

Vol. 1, no. 1: The springback; drum leaf binding
(for springback instructions see the German or English versions)

Vol .1, no. 2: Tunnel book; edelpappband/millimeter binding

Vol. 2, no. 1: Flagbook; molded paper spine

Vol. 2, no. 2: Limp vellum binding

Vol. 4, no. 2: Twined binding; split board variation; board book adhesive binding

Past Bind-O-Ramas:

Entry & Submission Information:

Entrants are invited to enter up to two (2) works displaying any of the techniques described in these past issues. Even though this is an online only exhibition works should be completed to the highest standards of quality, including photography. The Bonefolder will jury entries to fit the available space, and reserves the right to reject those not meeting standards of image quality.

Your Entry Must Include:

Two digital images (Minimum 640 x 480 pixels @ 72dpi, jpg file format) of your book:

Images must show:

  • · Full view of both covers and spine.

  • · A detail to show text and/or imagery on another surface of the book

  • Files should be named as binder's name-1.jpg... (e.g. verheyen-1.jpg, verheyen-2.jpg)
  • Images must meet these guidelines to be accepted, and be of good quality.
  • A very brief description including:
    • Binder's Name
    • Location (City, Country)
    • Description of design (including materials and printing method)
    • Dimensions (Height x Width x Thickness) in CENTIMETERS
    • Bookbinding/Book arts educational and training background
    • All information must be included to be accepted

Maximum Number of Entries:

  • Two
  • Based on response, we also reserve the right to curate/jury the exhibit to fit available space.

Entry Fee:

  • NONE

Entry Deadline:

  • September 1, 2008

To Enter:

  • For more information, or to send images and description contact:
  • Entries will be compiled into an online catalog, which will be viewable here on the Book Arts Web as well as in the Bonefolder.

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