Jason Fitzpatrick is warranty-voiding DIYer and all around geek. When he's not documenting mods and hacks he's doing his best to make sure a generation of college students graduate knowing they should put their pants on one leg at a time and go on to greatness, just like Bruce Dickinson. You can follow him on Google+ if you'd like.
Fore-edge painting is a process, dating back to the 10th century, of painting scenes on the fanned edges of a book’s pages or on the closed edge (side) itself. The fanned edge scenes remain hidden until the book is opened and the pages are gently displaced to align the tiny segments of the painting hidden on the very edge of each page. The closed edge style is easily viewed so long as the book remains closed.