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Part of the promo-ing for Wall-E, Pixar has a new website. 

Some of the things are really cool...I could use a WEND-E robot that does my laundry...

Other things...really kind of creep me out.  Which, I guess, is the point.

"Buy n Large"


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Aug. 2nd, 2007 10:32 am (UTC)
I am traumatised in a way that really makes me wish I worked on the creative team that made that...
Aug. 2nd, 2007 06:58 pm (UTC)
Oh heck, they're going to keep updating that thing for a year!
Aug. 2nd, 2007 07:03 pm (UTC)
Do you think if I made really good puppyeyes at them, they'd let me come play?
Aug. 2nd, 2007 07:21 pm (UTC)

I have no idea who to talk to help get your foot in the door. Let me shoot off some emails and see what I can see about pointing you in the right direction. :)
Aug. 2nd, 2007 07:27 pm (UTC)

Dude, really? *makes puppyeyes at you now, too*
Aug. 2nd, 2007 07:33 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I just fired off an email to my friend at Pixar. She's in layout but she may know where to point you in the right direction.

Hey, what are LJ friends for? :)
Aug. 2nd, 2007 07:39 pm (UTC)
You rock a very special and awesome kind of rocking.

(do you like tea? I want to shower you with tea now. Possibly biscotti, too.)
Aug. 2nd, 2007 08:36 pm (UTC)
Don't really drink tea. But I do like home bound books. ;)

I've been on a small binding spree lately which has been fun.
Aug. 2nd, 2007 08:42 pm (UTC)
I wasn't sure you'd want a book, given that you're a binder yourself! But I know PRECISELY what one I want to send you ... I actually looked at it after making it and said, "wow, that's a Jett book."

I went on a total binding frenzy two weeks ago. I'm simply astonished at how fast they come together now, especially with the styles I've gotten really good at! I did a supernifty one the other day with embossed vinyl.
Aug. 2nd, 2007 08:59 pm (UTC)
Oh, I think you've far, far outstripped me. I'm not too bad at a coptic stitch but I need to sit down and figure out how to make a book with an actual spine (not withstanding how pretty the coptic is with different kinds of thread and cord.)

Still, homemade sketchbooks are a definite conversation piece. :)
Aug. 2nd, 2007 09:02 pm (UTC)
But coptics are so much better for sketching in! They open so nice and flat, with no pesky margins!

If you make a case, you can insert a coptic-bound bookblock into it to make a be-spined book that opens flat, though. I tend not to do my cased books that way, just because it's so time-consuming, but it makes a much more user-friendly finished product!
Aug. 2nd, 2007 09:04 pm (UTC)

Urrr? How does one make a case? I mean, I assume I would just coptic bind the signatures togther instead of sewing the covers into it...but how do you get that to stick to the spine of a book case? Tons o' glue?
Aug. 2nd, 2007 09:14 pm (UTC)
Yup! If you bind a set of sturdy endpapers at the end of the first and last signatures, then glue those down to the case with lots of paste, it actually works really well. If you REEEEEEALLY want it to be sturdy, you can bind cardstock as the first and last folio, glue that into the case, and then glue endpapers over the cardstock to hold THEM down.

Making a case is super-easy. I'll see if I can find the really clear diagram I started from when I get home tonight.
Aug. 2nd, 2007 09:18 pm (UTC)
AHHHH....and then a light goes on in my head!

What type of glue do you use...and also, my stitching I've always done with one needle and a really long thread. Have you ever tried the technique where it's a needle and thread per hole?
Aug. 2nd, 2007 11:17 pm (UTC)
Personally, I use methyl cellulose - it's a completely reversible acid-free paste, and there's no chance of bugs like with wheat paste, which is what I started out using. PVA is easier and cheaper to deal with, though, and I've heard nothing but good things about Jade and Sobo.

You know, that's how I do my coptics too, and I keep meaning to try the multiple-needle version ... especially because, if you're good at it, you can DOUBLE-NEEDLE the stations and get really cool thread patterns going. I just bought new curved needles, so I might be trying it soon!
Aug. 4th, 2007 03:40 pm (UTC)
Err... Looks like the link doesn't work any more ? What was it ?
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