One of our favourite projects and ideas of this sisterMAG was the beginning of our new video series: “Bookbinding 101 with sisterMAG”. The first video and book project was done in a collaboration with many different and very talented partners: ellijot.de and agentur gretchen.
The illustration on the cover was exclusively drawn and done for sisterMAG by illustrator Elisabeth Weber from ellijot.de. We came up with a saying we all liked and which (in our opinion) perfectly shows the mindset of sisterMAG: “Tutto il mondo è paese” – “The whole world is a village” (Tweet this saying right now). Especially through technology and the digital possibilities, the world really seems just like a village anymore. Just now tweeting to friends in France and the Netherlands and exchanging thoughts about Berlin coffeeshops (@joelix and @currystrumpet :)
Elisabeth did a wonderful Lettering, which you can directly download here and use as your cover.
In order to show you how to make such a neon yellow book, we asked a very cool Berlin company to help us: agentur gretchen, who do film and video productions for companies or events. On a sunny Berlin afternoon, the whole team of cameraman Claus and assistant Julia as well as our very own Victoria (who works as editor for agentur gretchen) came by and we produced this lovely little video you can see above.
We had a lot of fun, but I have to say: it is not easy to make a book in only the course of two hours, repeating every step for the camera :). Luckily I had been prepared with almost finished books (à la Martha Stewart: “I have prepared something …”).
You can find the whole tutorial and scheme, how to bind this book in our sisterMAG issue N°7 on page 202.
As a special treat we have prepared five additional books which you can win!!! (no binding yourself ;). The book is 12 x 18 cm (perfect size for a travel companion maybe or a recipe book?), handbound by our very own Thea and will be shipped to you with a personal note from sisterMAG.
Competition has now ended. The winners will be announced shortly.
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