On Folio Enclosures
I am finishing up the final physical production of my most recent folio Occupy Seattle 2011. For this folio I am putting forth my highest level of craftsmanship to date to see what I can achieve in this expression of photography–the folio. That means the best printing I could do, the best paper, the best enclosure.
For the first time I decided to make my own enclosure. I made it out of heavy art paper. The local craft store is pretty limited in terms of heavy art papers, so I had to settle for this shade of grey. I employed a pretty basic wrap-up design and with a fair amount of precise measuring and cutting I managed to produce this enclosure. It’s far from perfect, but I’m pretty satisfied with the result. It was fairly labor intensive to make it, but I am considering how I could simplify the process for future folios. Something as simple as tracing the outline to make a template might work out.
I thought I would show you, Dear Readers, how the folio looks as a finished object, and how it opens up. This is all part of the experience of the folio: like unwrapping a tastefully wrapped present to see what’s inside.