Wednesday, 28 May 2014

A Clockwork Orange, work in progress.

 Starting with the back board the first layer is applied. Hand coloured and manipulated. In a way this is rather like a canvas artist taking the white off a canvas. In all probability very little of this first layer will be visible. However, I know it is there.

 Though book binding is perceived by many as a traditional craft there is art to be found. As a Fellow of Designer Bookbinders I do not let tradition get in the way of a good idea.

Working with a double board construction allows for far more freedom and scope for manipulation and experimentation. As the work is squeezed out of my head, cut and pasted (not on a computer) the colours and textures working together with the imagery the chaos, brutalism and despair materialise on the surface.

Sunday, 11 May 2014

Rounded and backed case binding
and book-cloth making 
Section folding sewing rounding and backing
secondry sewing and much more 
Saturday 31st of May 2014
10 to 5 
One hour for lunch

Full cloth case binding in Kimono Fabric 
Limited to 5 places.To book your place or for
more details please contact Studio 5 e-✉ 

A Clockwork Orange.

A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess. This is a second edition with a signed tipped in plate signed by the author.

A Clockwork Orange is the scarifying autobiographical confession of Alex, a juvenile delinquent of the unspecified but very distant future, who tells the tale of his own criminal excesses and his 're-education' in the peculiar slang of his generation. It takes the reader to understand this expressive language called 'nasdat'; after he falls into the world of Alex.

A horror comedy, a fable of good and evil. Make of it what you will but for the faint hearted it is not.

I have wanted to bind iconic this book for ages and now feel ready to tackle it.

 Halfway through the application of colour to the endpapers. 

 Dribbles of orange.

 Front endpaper with a series of prints from a collage.

Back endpaper.