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The E-Sylum: Volume 18, Number 39, September 27, 2015, Article 30

THE ART OF THE MARBLER

Marbled paper The bibliophiles among us have an appreciation for marbled endpapers, that ubiquitous design for covers and endpapers once so popular in bookbinding. But most of us probably haven't given a second thought to how marbled papers are made (by hand!). Here's a fascinating old video that's worth watching all the way through.. -Editor

This old-timey UK film about marbled book covers has a peculiar quality to it, like a particularly sleepy episode of Look Around You or the video to some spooky electronica. It's "A Bedfordshire County Council Film" from "1970" and a completely wonderful how-to guide to a beautiful art form

Making Marbling1 Making Marbling

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To read the complete article (and watch the video), see:
The Art of the Marbler (http://boingboing.net/2015/09/21/the-art-of-the-marbler.html)



Wayne Homren, Editor

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