Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Where Old Art Supplies Go

The Museum of Forgotten Art Supplies looks like a glimpse of my art studio if someone turned it upside down and shook it all out. There is stuff in there I haven't used for decades, but I am unable to part with. Two of my favorite old tools happen to be very useful to the Bookbinder for fixing unsightly errors and book blunders. They are the fun little kneaded eraser, which you can disguise as a favorite art animal, and the rubber cement pick-up - yes, commonly used for cleaning those nasty rubber cement messes gumming up your old paste-ups. Time and again I have used each of these tools to clean marks from pages and bindings - often without leaving a trace. These tools are yesterday's version of command z. Some tools never go out of style.

Has anyone seen my old Chartpak Type Burnisher Stylus? I left it somewhere in 1983.

1 comment:

  1. Wasn't that stylus the one with a steel ball at one end and a white plastic blade at the other end. I know it's here somewhere...


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