Last week we discussed the destruction of books in art. But considering the recent news from the US, it seems reasonable to take one step further and dive into the topic of book burning.
In the second part of our talk with Kate Holland, we discussed education for bookbinders and the influence of art and craft on the economy. But most of the time we spend going around Kate's workshop and discussing tools, materials, and techniques.
A set of photos I've made at a flea market in Paris initiated a heated discussion. And no, not the photo from the preview. That's the work of Guy Laramée. What I found, was an object made with old wooden type and metal printing cliches.
We return to Tom McEwan to discuss the state of bookbinding in Scotland!
This time we return to our Booker Prize bindings series to discuss the binding of A Passage North by Anuk Arudpragasam which was created by Tom McEwan. Tom is an award-winning bookbinder and the first Scottish guest on our podcast.
Early this January, Stepan received a package from a Dutch bookseller, from whom he had already bought some stuff related to Soviet ex libris. This time, the package contained a gift -- an invitation to visit a Soviet antique books shops in Moscow and Leningrad.
This time we invited Kate Holland, an award-winning bookbinder from the UK, who is also one of the people in charge of the Designer Bookbinders UK Competition.
We return to Ben Elbel to talk about experimental bookbinding and unusual book structures. While this episode was recorded a while ago, it stays absolutely actual. Especially as Ben was named one of the most inspiring bookish people of 2021 by the guests of our podcast!
We invited the guests of our podcast to share their opinions about the most inspiring bookish people, projects, and events of 2021. The final list appears to be a bit more skewed into the bookbinding sphere, which isn't really surprising. But there were some other entrants as well.
In December 2021, there was a retrospective exhibition of fine bindings made by a French/Belgian bookbinder Louise Bescond. Stepan Had a chance to visit the exhibition on the opening night and here is our recap of it.
For this Holiday Special episode of the iBookBinding's podcast, we invited Mark Cockram, Kate Holland, and Richard Minsky to talk about the outgoing 2021 and incoming 2022, drink some wine, and have a couple of laughs. And, of course, we talked about some old and new bookish projects and other things.
We are publishing the first episode of the French version of our podcast today. Our host, Anna Markova, talked to Julie Auzillon, a French bookbinder and author of two unique bookbinding styles: Origata binding and a version of binding on rods.
For the second part of the series dedicated to the bindings of the 2021 Booker Prize, we invited Kate Holland, to talk about her binding of “The Promise” by Damon Galgut -- this year's winner.
Here is the last part of our talk with Richard Minsky, a bookbinder and book artist from the US. Richard takes us for a tour of his studio, shows us some tools and contraptions. The rest of the time we spend discussing some of his striking bindings: more than a dozen of books in total.
Every year, six Designer Bookbinders' fellows are chosen to create six unique bindings for the books shortlisted for the Booker Prize. Our first guest is Mark Cockram with his binding for "No One Is Talking About This" by Patricia Lockwood.