1879 Florence Book Cover Course

A Thorough Guide to creating book covers from yesteryear!

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Paper has always been a passion of mine, especially hand-marbled papers from Italy. Italian hand-marbled paper was used extensively in bookmaking hundreds of years ago until now. My homage to this paper printing art is the 1879 Florence Book Cover. It utilizes this and other decorative papers to create a book cover style that has stood the test of time. With this class is included a graphic you can print out to make the exact book cover we make in the course.

***This course teaches only how to create this book cover, if you would like to learn how to bind pages into this or any book cover, please see my other course, "Hollow Back Binding". It does not include bookbinding instructions. This course is an advanced course for those who already have the knowledge base of how to bind pages into book covers.

***Also, for students who have already taken the 1824 Paris course, you probably noted that this book cover uses the same classic style spine, so some of the info will be similar. I use this style of spine a lot in book making so it needs to be in this course, too. Each course must be able to stand on its own as many students don't take all the classes and it is much-needed info. ;) ***

Join me in creating one of these book covers and also we will discuss endless variations of this style that you can make! For more information, please watch the following video:

*The legal stuff I have to say ;) ....

*So, first off...I want you to make stuff from the skills I teach and sell that stuff, if you want to!

***But, the contents and techniques in this tutorial are the exclusive property of Nik the Booksmith©, hence students should not share, sell, re-teach or reproduce these tutorials in any form, including but not limited to: lending out or sharing downloaded files whether by emailing, downloading onto drives or media to share with someone who did not purchase the class or other digital sharing, videos, blogs, sharing logins or passwords for Teachable accounts, nor in person by holding classes or workshops whether in public or private gatherings. This is an online course, no physical items will be sent to you. Students will be responsible for gathering their own supplies. Sales of products resulting from any Nik the Booksmith technique should be limited to a small business scale. (i.e. less than 500 sales per year). For larger commercial rights of sale or use of techniques, please contact instructor for details.

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Nik the Booksmith
Nik the Booksmith

Hello, it's great to meet you! I'm Nik and I live in Colorado, USA. For the past few years, I've produced videos of my work on YouTube. You may know me from there! All my life, I have been an artist, but I really found my calling with bookmaking. After developing tried and true methods of creating uniquely styled books, I have jumped into the world of online teaching. From this platform, I can interact with thousands of students worldwide, spreading good cheer and Booksmithing techniques! Feel free to contact me and ask questions, if you like. Also, check out my YouTube channel (Nik the Booksmith) for a look at past and present work and also course information videos. =)

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