Richard Bolai Artbooks

commissioned journals

Posted in 2001, Journals by richardbolai on November 12, 2008

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Inlay with cut paper, a backed journal

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Drawing books reinforced with stamped covers

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Resin covers and reinforced for durability

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Cloth Journals

Posted in 2001, Journals by richardbolai on November 12, 2008

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A seris of cloth covered and backed blank books

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Here are a few samples of other versions of the cloth concept

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Multi-section artbook

Posted in 2001 by richardbolai on November 12, 2008

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A sample of the paper and embedded patterns used in the making of a Artbook

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An Artbook where I sewed it as a multi-section book

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The book opened on a page to show the difference in sewing

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Artbooks 1/2 size

Posted in 2001, artbooks by richardbolai on November 11, 2008

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The cover as a collage of paper under onion skin.

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One of a series of 1/2 artbooks using onion skin as an insert.

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A commissioned work from 2001made prier to my illness

It should be noted that during this time I fell ill to an infection of the lung. This nearly killed me and I suspect that it happened  as I cleaning tainted animal glue from my bookbinding class. Since then, this has affected my process in making paper as the oils and varnish affects my respiration.

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Artbooks 4

Posted in 2001, artbooks by richardbolai on November 11, 2008

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A series of landscape artbooks using the principle of sizing paper and fixing patterns on to the pages

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Artbook covers using cut sized paper and assembled as a collage

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The mathematical patterns as page leaves

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