All set with summer travel plans?  With the heat in the city, it seems only right that this summer’s temperatures be enjoyed by a lovely body of water, laying on sand, with a good book and a cool drink.  If you haven’t mapped out your travels just yet, what better way to begin the journey than with a handbound journal you made yourself?  And of course, since it’ll be crafted by you, the traveller, you can add as many nifty pockets or clasps as your traveler self needs.


From Useful Books on Etsy.

From Useful Books on Etsy.


The first evening of our Maker Holiday begins with a bookbinding session led by Nikki of Junkstudio, and as you make your very own travel journals, you might want to check out these online references for maps, graphics and good old travel inspiration:

  • Old Maps Online – You can find old maps by geographical search.  Maps are available through a number of institutions–universities mostly, but you can easily find what you’re looking for with this cool portal!  How you use the images depends on where you get ’em from.
  • The Sketching Backpacker – You can’t beat Robert Alejandro’s travel sketches!
  • Travel Inspiration on Pinterest – Oh geez, you can spend hours here.  Lovely quotes, repost-able graphics.
  • Lonely Planet on Instagram – Photos that will make you want to book that trip!

What type of bookbinding method will be taught?  Coptic binding.  What type of travel journal will be made?  Well, that’s a journey in itself you’ll have the fun of mapping out.


Source: via Chérie on Pinterest


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