Book Construction: Printed Slip Cover

Book Construction Series
This is the first in a series of video tutorials on book construction. The demonstrations are conducted by book artist and binder, Amanda Nelsen. I shot the video during a recent workshop for a group of my students. Additional videos will become available as I edit and convert segments for the web. All video tutorials can be found here on the video tutorials page.

Amanda Nelsen
Amanda’s work has been shown in numerous exhibits, most recently including: “A Dedication to Craft” at the Concord Museum, Concord MA; “Bound for Success” a Designer Bookbinders Int’l Competition exhibited in Oxford, Boston, San Francisco and New York; The Joan Mitchell Foundation MFA Grant Recipients in New York, NY; “20th Anniversary Celebration” at the Springfield Materials Reclaimation Center, Springfield, MA; “June.” Cambridge Community Television, Cambridge, MA; “Dirty Dozen 12 Artists and a Ton of Trash” at the Boston Children’s Museum, Boston, MA. Amanda is also the recipient of a 2010 Artist-in-Residence at the Minnesota Center for Book Arts. Her website can be found at

About this Tutorial
This video tutorial demonstrates the construction of a printed slip cover – no glue or adhesive used. Works great as a cover for an accordion or back-to-back book. The cover literally slips on and off – working well for books that need to be easily updatable and customized for specific audiences.

Book Construction: Slip Cover from Danielle Currier on Vimeo.

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