Monday, 3 December 2007

Some of the Studio 5 members work

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.

2 comments:

Dash said...

"I think she did okay"

What nonsense! The book is beautiful and she did exceptionally well.

the bookbinder said...

Yes I know but I do not want it to go to her head.