What’s a Library but an Anomaly?
What better way to begin thinking about what “The Archival” means than exploring the idea and act of preservation? To learn what it takes to repair books and to get inspired for the design of the third edition of GRAPHITE, designers Anna Reutinger, Jon Gacnik, and I visited the UCLA Conservation Lab.
Lab supervisor Kristen St. John showed us all of the material that the lab has to repair. There is no single formula to when it comes to treating problems a book might have; rather it is a fine balance between a delicate science and intuition.
A beautifully marbled cover of Le Journal Officiel de l’Indochine Française.