The History of the Modern Book Cover

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Published on 19 May 2023, 14:00
At the American Bookbinders Museum in San Francisco, Executive Director Anita Engles walks Adam through the history of the past 200 years of book covers, progressing through the innovations that allowed publishers to add more design and flourish to their books and make them more eyecatching. Plus, Adam gets to try his hand at operating a gold foil embossing machine!

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Adam learns how old books were made:
How ledgers were originally made:

Shot and edited by Joey Fameli
Music by Jinglepunks

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