Maybe it’s because it’s spring. Maybe it’s the fact that we see so many complex (but exquisite) paper techniques on a daily basis. Maybe we really just miss the smell of the classroom (scratch that – uh uh).
Whatever the reason, this children’s project – adding a chalkboard cover to a run-of-the-mill composition notebook – got the ol’ brain wheels spinning. Nothing new, we’ll grant you, but it does make for an interesting alternative to the whole variable-data craze we’re in now with digital printing.
As is often the case, the more that printing becomes clean and polished, the more unique “analog” techniques such as this stand out.