Choosing the Right Binding Type The type of binding is usually selected based on the function of the document, the number of pages it contains and the printing budget. Strangely, esthetics are usually considered last in the decision-making, unless quality is a priority and budget is not a factor, or the binding itself is part of the conceptual design.
Design Calendar | Annkathrin Dahlhaus Good example of type as graphic. Clear and easy to use structure, but with enough typographic variation to keep layouts different. Minimal color scheme highlights type as graphic elements, creating patterns similar in some ways to the cover.
Original pinner sez: The twine spine binding of my junk/art journal. The beauty of this type of binding is that you can add, remove or move around your pages. They are not sewn signatures, merely slipped in between the twine binding. A complete tutorial for this can be found at DecoArt's Mixed Media Blog: http://decoart.com/mixedmediablog/project/323/creating_your_own_junk_art_journal