Cardboard bound February 10, 2014 – Posted in: book arts, bookbinding – Tags:

cardboard bound 1 “The streets are no longer paved with gold. Pizza boxes and delivery boxes from a well river in South America, crunch underfoot like beige snow” – London-based book artist Mark Cockram.

He calls them Rubbish Books, and they are bound from the pulp of abandoned cardboard boxes that litter the streets of his neighborhood.

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And why turn cardboard into paper?  Cockram says because it is “simple stuff.” he immerses the side of a packing box in a vat of water for 15 minutes, then he is able to de-laminate the corrugations leaving him with a number of sheets of paper. No mashing, no pulping etc.

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Will a cardboard edition be far behind?

Studio 5 Book Arts: Rubbish books

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