The internet has ushered in a new age of consumption in the written word, both online and offline. While the argument has been made that the internet is bringing an end to the age of offline, physical consumption of written media, it appears that it may actually be having the opposite effect. As digital media consumption increases, readers whose reading habits have shifted to the virtual spheres are remembering the value of holding an actual book or newspaper in their hands. Custom and specialty book binding services are making a comeback, and their craft is now celebrated as an art form with a rich history.
A new book entitled Fully Booked – Ink on Paper showcases book unique book covers and designs from around the world and throughout history. One example displays the many covers and bindings of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s famous novel, The Great Gatsby. Famous book cover designers such as Penguin covers designer Coralie-Bickford Smith are also profiled. The book is almost 300 pages, and features a very clever introduction that reverses the paradigm that exists between physical and virtual media. Find out more information at this link.
Advantage Book Binding has been in the book binding business since 1985, when we were founded on the principle “we do a quality book on time.” Since then we’ve seen plenty of changes both in and out of the industry. While some have sounded the death knell for books and other physical media, we believe that the fact that we continue to be an industry leader into the 21st century is a testament not only to our longevity as a company but to that of our craft. We think it’s important to keep books and physical media on the shelves, which is why we dedicate ourselves to providing you with the highest quality book binding and post press services available.Keep up with us on Facebook, Google +, Twitter, and LinkedIn, and feel free to share your thoughts with us in the comments.