Here is my first prototype of the bird book.
It started as a digital artwork – posted on Red Bubble – http://www.redbubble.com/people/frogwah. Then I decided to make it into a hand bound book. The idea is still in development as there are a few issues with the prototype – such as the stock used on the cover is too porous and eats up greasy finger prints, and the stitching on the spine is too messy. I plan to do it with a nice brown book cloth which is easy to keep clean, using a post binding technique rather than sewn binding and a thicker board for the cover.