Richard Bolai Artbooks

Bookmaking on television

Posted in Television by richardbolai on November 15, 2008

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One of the assistant being briefed over the procedure of making a single section book. The segment was broadcast over local stations in the Caribbean, 2005

Large writing journals

Posted in Journals by richardbolai on November 14, 2008

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A decorative paper mats used as part of the cover, 2007

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Bubble rap used alternative covering material , 2008

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Resin, gold leaf covers, 2007

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A commissioned journal, 2002

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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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Catalogue

Posted in 2000, Catalogue by richardbolai on November 11, 2008

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This was a handmade catalogue commissioned for an artist. The sheets were sewn together, saddle and the plates were fixed with a clear varnish to give it a reflective glassy look.

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Artbook 3

Posted in 2000 by richardbolai on November 11, 2008

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This is the first of a series of artbooks produced from 2000. A set of 12 were made, unfortunately not all of the books have been documented

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The artbook opened showing the a leaf that is sized with dyes and oils

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A sample of the patterns on each page

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The cover speckled with gold leaf.

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Artbook 2

Posted in 1999, artbooks by richardbolai on November 11, 2008

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One of the first artbooks made with its covers painted with oils. It contained fifty leaves which were dyed and fixed with a resin. Some pages included patterns produced from a computer. Produced in 1999

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The inner pages with graphic patterns.

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The two page spread showing the texture of the page. Three books from this series were made

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One of the original books produced in 1999

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