2 Jan 2018

2017 in photos

OMG a year have passed by and I have totally neglect the blogg. 
I have been having around Instagram linda_inspiration
I have summarized some highlights of my bookbinding, letterpress, hand lettering and inspiration year 2017 with photos.

I was in Dublin and visited the old library and The Book of Kells. You are not allowed to take pictures at the Book of Kells exhibition  but in the old Library its okay. 


I alway find inspiration in my calligraphy tools.

I was a week in Florence. My favorite city. 
I was there as a radiation protection expert - but I find some time to look at the most beautiful city ever and all the art. I'm super happy and inspired when I'm in Florence. 


I try to do some prints in my studio with fig leaves. 
The result first look okay - but I used a soy-oil based ink that started to bled oil after some days. After that I uses waterbed ink or the best oil based ink ever- the vanSon rubber based ink.

To receive inspiration I watched the nice exhibition (ArkDes in Stockholm) about designer Josef Frank. It's very nice to look at the original pattern drawings. In the margins you could find his notes.

In May Robert Green visited Stockholm and talked about Doves Type.

Ever summer, always the same week I go to bookbinding advanced workshop in Leksands Folkh√∂gskola, Sweden. Leif Halldorf is the amazing teacher that learn us all the secrets about bookbinding. We are a group of people from around Sweden that goes to the workshop every year. 
I's the best week of the year. 2017 was dedicated to chemise and box.

What would I do without my Schärfix?!

 Outside Gothenburg there a museum dedicated to water colour paintings. This years summer exhibition was dedicated to one of Swedens best painters. 

I have done a loot of small note/sketch books that I sell at my etsy store. Than You my loved buyers. :-)

Some times myy old Bodoni types come out and play. 
Next year I promise to play with you a lot more.

I was at a master class with Rachel Yallop.

 In november my friend Kerstin and I manage to go to Leiden and the Bookbinding, calligraphy and letterpress fair. It was super mega fantastic. Inspiration and meeting old and new friends. We spent lots of money - next year I think we have to leave our wallets at home with Bosse and Viktor.


5 Jan 2017

Holliday vacation

My holiday vacation is soon over, it has been a very nice vacation with lots of food, sleep and reading. But I have also started lots of bookbinding project and I also made some visits to the gym.

Christmas presents - very nice books
I have focused on rounding book blocks, I'm trying to make the perfect rounding. I have to practice lots more... and not take short cuts - for bookbinding it's as in the rest of life - if you don't have a solid ground the end-product will not be perfect.

Two different sketchbooks are finished. I have made them to my calligraphy friend Tina. Tina is throwing a party for her calligraphy friends tonight, so instead of flowers she will receive sketchbooks from me.

1. Petrol-blue case bound sketchbook with gold headband. The book block made of Fabriano 120g/m2 Academia paper. (~20x15 cm2) Bodoni types used to debossing 'Tina'.

2. A simple 15x15 cm2  sketchbook made by Somerset  Waterford CP(NOT) 300g/cm2
I have several of this sketchbook fore sale at my easy shop - but these one I made especial for Tina

wood types used for the cover

 The holidays is over and I'm longing for spring.
My figs believes in warmer weather

23 Dec 2016

Finally there is time for holiday. 
Holiday time is studio time. 

I have clean the studio yesterday - I and the studio is ready for having fun 
15 days without 'normal work' only super fun studio work!

19 Nov 2016

Cloth and ink

This weeks sketchbook was covered in an ordinary light beige cloth that I altered with acrylic ink in several layers.

The book was made with Bradle binding technique and the book block was made of Fabriano Artistic paper with golden head bands. The cloth was inked before covering the book.

The cloth and the acrylic ink that I used for coloring the cloth