Onion Skin Binding

Onion Skin Binding

Benjamin Elbel runs elbel libro bookbinding, a London-based business offering bookbinding services, stationery products and products for bookbinders. Benjamin is a busy bookbinding instructor in the UK, Europe (also Holland at Boekbinderij Wilgenkamp) and the USA.

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Bookbinding on Raw Craft with Anthony Bourdain

Bookbinding on Raw Craft with Anthony Bourdain

At Arion Press, they do things the old school way, making books that act as a tribute to the author. These books will last for generations. Watch as Anthony Bourdain gets an inside look into this process.

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Paper & Pencil, Still Designers Best Friend

Paper & Pencil, Still Designers Best Friend

Notebooks are still the designer's preferred tool when it comes to brainstorming. Paper and pencil allow designers to sketch out ideas and find solutions which are fundamental steps in the creative process.

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How Did They Do That? Embossing an All-Over Pattern

How Did They Do That? Embossing an All-Over Pattern

A while ago we put our skills to the test with a difficult stamping job. An all-over pattern embossed with an inset logo, on a modern yellow notebook, posed some challenges that were fun and actually very rewarding to solve.

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Favorite Pocket Sized Notebooks

Favorite Pocket Sized Notebooks

The convenience of a pocket sized notebook just makes things easier. Whether it's a classic Moleskine notebook, a rustic handmade leather journal, or a uniquely designed Paperblanks we've got you covered. Here's a list of our favorite small/pocket sized notebooks. 

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Painting with Paper

Painting with Paper

Barb Zimmerman is an artist who paints, but not with watercolors, acrylics or oils...she paints with paper. Painting with paper allows her to create a truly unique piece of work that she finds most satisfying.

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The WORKS Gourmet Burger Bistro

The WORKS Gourmet Burger Bistro

Here's a Client Appreciation job we did for designer Matt Paquette. Paquette designs marketing and promotional materials for The WORKS Gourmet Burger Bistro and designed some personalized Moleskine notebooks as a thank you gift.

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Rhodia Notepad Paper Comparison: Classic Pads vs Premium Pads

Rhodia Notepad Paper Comparison: Classic Pads vs Premium Pads

We tested both these papers to decide which pens works best, here are some of the results that we came up with and would like to share with you.

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26 Reasons to Keep a Journal

26 Reasons to Keep a Journal

Peggy Nolan, International Best Selling Author, wrote a piece for the Huffington Post on the 26 reasons why she keeps a journal. For her, journal writing helped through some difficult times and also helped her remember the happier ones.

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Writing with Thread

Writing with Thread

Hannah Brown is a bookbinder from London. "She specializes in fine bookbinding and other bespoke commissioned works.  She works with a variety of materials and found objects, creating unique and hand-crafted pieces from scratch." 

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Tattoo Book

Tattoo Book

A Brazilian ad agency released a video of a notebook made with synthetic paper that simulates skin. It's not real...yet. But it's going viral, which means I wouldn't be surprised if we see a real one being marketed soon.

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Notebook Necklaces from Our Intern, Carly

Notebook Necklaces from Our Intern, Carly

For the last couple weeks we had the pleasure of  having an intern, Carly, working and learning how we do things here at Jenni Bick Bookbinding. Today is her last day and she must've learned a ton because she handmade some adorable notebook necklaces for all of us.

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