Introduction: Steampunk Book

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The binding is Ethiopian double needle coptic stitch and scrap leather for the covers. The book block is made from old computer punch cards I got from the work Christmas party last December. I cut the back pieces out of different leather and the watch parts are from my stash.

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generalbipbip (author)2014-10-21

good idea !

pweber5 (author)2013-12-28

Very neat!

JoanSaga (author)2011-04-17

Powerful! Thanks!

atombomb1945 (author)2010-08-02

Very cool. This would look good with some old dot matrix print outs (old green/white striped paper) or if you could find some old typed pages for 80 years ago.

pfred2 (author)atombomb19452011-02-28

Or if you bound the Bible:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Difference_Engine

The Steam Punk Bible that is. I do admire the progression, book inspiring, movement, inspiring decorated book. I think feistydonut has hit upon a well suited theme in the genre.

A few techniques I'd like to see employed would be:
Embossed, traced or branded mechanical patterns onto the leather.
Inset cutouts with a lower layer of patterns hinting at mysterious complexity.

I'm really seeing a plethora of possibilities with this. And I'm not a big fan of Steam Punk normally either. Though I did read the book, but that was before there was such a thing as Steam Punk. I prefer Gibson's sprawl mythos personally.


Kaelessin (author)2010-08-03

Very neat! I love this genre! so many possibilities!

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