Right from the beginning, the authors make it clear who is the main audience of the book. Designers and production managers – people who decide how the final product should look like. My own perspective is quite different. Usually, I make all decisions regarding book development on my own, taking the client’s input into account. From cover design to book format, from binding style to brand of paper used to make a book block.
I have just returned from my vacation and a package was waiting for me at the post office. This summer the London Centre for Book Arts issued a call to support their development and current operations. One of the rewards in their Kickstarter campaign was a new book they’ve just made. That book is exactly what I found inside the package! Continue reading →
If want to buy only one book on the practical history of the Medieval bookbinding, that has to be The Archaeology of Medieval Bookbinding by Janos Alexander Szirmai. And here is the good news: book was just reprinted by the Routledge academic publishing house. What’s even better, this time you can choose from hardcover, paperback or digital edition of the book! Continue reading →