Wednesday 26 January 2011

Designer Bookbinders... a snap shot.

34 Fellows and Licentiates of Designer Bookbinders are producing a collection of designed boards to be housed in a specially made wooden presentation container.

The theme of these designs will be Africa because they will be sold in aid of the Ethiopian Heritage Fund.

This is a charity dedicated to the conservation of artistic relics and artefacts which are kept in the rock hewn churches of northern Ethiopia. It also aims to raise awareness of these objects, increasing tourism to deprived areas.

The creation by the binders of D.B. is a unique event - a snapshot of what is being done in contemporary binding. It can be viewed, and will be for sale at the ABA Bookfair in June 2011.

So, here is my offering so far. Not finished but well on the way. The reverse of the board will have the various details of the work, design etc. A unique way of using our skills to help others.... It should prove to be a a fascinating collection.

Tuesday 25 January 2011

The Art of Gilbert and George, leather is on...

As the new year is behind us the bench begins to fill with work.
Gilbert and George is well on the way with initial dye stuffs on and then covered.

I have made a practise board for the next few steps as I am after a particular finish to the book...... it may all go wrong but life will be fun.

Friday 21 January 2011

Back in the swing of things.

Working on a number of different projects, some big and some small. More news when I have time.....

Thursday 6 January 2011

Studio 5 re-opens after the seasonal break.

Evenings in the pub (The Red Lion Barnes) open fires and my second biggest critic inspecting a pint of Porter !

Now that the seasonal break is behind us I am pleased to say that Studio 5 will be re-opening on Wednesday the 12th of January 2011.