Binding Digital Bookworks Scott McCarney
June 20–21, M–T 9:30am–5:30pm
Online publishing, print-on-demand services, plus a wide variety of desktop printers and digital copiers offer more opportunity than ever to produce one-off and small edition bookworks. This two day workshop will introduce participants to the tools and techniques of basic bookbinding geared towards finishing projects printed by digital means. Formatting, imposition and single-sheet printing will be discussed in the context of printing your own work. Pamphlet and coptic sewings will be introduced as strategies for binding books from scratch. Two case bindings will be learned for rebinding saddle-stitched and “perfect bound” print-on-demand books. Basic techniques for working with cloth and decorative papers will enhance possibilities for creating elegant and sturdy presentation bindings.
Scott McCarney’s primary art practice has been in book form since 1980 and spans many media, from offset and digital printing to sculpture and site-specific installation. His works are exhibited internationally and can be found in the library collections of The Museum of Modern Art, New York; Victoria & Albert Museum, London; and Yale University Art Gallery, among others. His teaching and lecturing itinerary is varied and eclectic, carrying the banner of artists books to Australia, New Zealand, Korea, Mexico, and South America. He currently teaches in the College of Imaging Arts and Science at Rochester Institute of Technology.