Thursday, 24 June 2010

Brush Up Your Shakespeare, when small is small etc....

Having been informed that the definition of a miniature book is any book under 3 inches, I am happy to say that Brush Up Your Shakespeare is a miniature...

Brush Up Your Shakespeare, new work from New York.

I love boxes. This one contains Brush Up Your Shakespeare, a limited edition by the Piccolo Press/New York.

Small but not a miniature.

Charming illustrations by Seymour Chwast, the text is the music and words to the song Brush Up Your Shakespeare from the musical Kiss Me Kate. Top stuff, should be fun....

Tuesday, 15 June 2010

The 4 Gospels, the Box is finished.

The box is finished, both the outside....

...and the inside. Two further books are contained in the interior of the box. One is about the printing of the book and the other is going to be about the design and making of the 4 Gospels. So still a bit more to do yet.

The inner supports also indicate which Gospel goes where and in what order.

Friday, 11 June 2010

The 4 Gospels, the Box.

The box has been designed to enable the books to be seen yet still be protected. Using the four sides of the box as individual frames for each book. Simple yet effective.

The perspex canopy can be lifted off thus allowing full access to the books.

In addition to the $ Gospels there are a further 2 books, one explains the printing and the design of the text block whilst the second explains the the bindings , the design etc

Saturday, 5 June 2010

The 4 Gospels, the boards, leather, collage, colour, tooling and the boards are on. The Clients

The clients for The Four Gospels have seen the books, handled them and liked them..... which is good.

Box making now.... something with a twist.