While I wait for my lunch (Pizza) to be delivered I thought that you may like to see some of the Studio 5 members work.
First is Soohee Kim and her binding for this years Designer Bookbinders Competition. The set book is supplied by the Folio Society, this year being ' The Somme an Eyewittness Account'
Soohee has bound the book in a reverse goat skin with applied panels of hand worked pewter and soft plate off-set prints.
Detail of the back board panel.
Detail of the spine area, with Blind Tooling.
Detail of the pewter and off-set printed panels to the front board.
Front and back endpapers and doublures.
This is Soohee's first Designed Binding ( I think she did okay ) and it is on exhibition untill the 12th of January 2008, along with a lot more wonderful bindings at the John Rylands University Library, 150 Deansgate, Manchester, M3 3EH (UK)
The John Rylands Library is a fantastic place to visit for any book lover, wonderful architecture and atmosphere.
Must dash as my Pizza has arrived.