The Chelsea Bindery is looking for a full-time box maker to join the team of 5 as soon as possible. The candidate will be trained as a full-time box maker, using both leather and cloth.
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Alphabetic script is ancient, with roots going back as far as the Bronze Age. Archaeologists have traced its beginnings to societies in the Levant, a term in archaeology describing a large area in the Eastern Mediterranean region of Western Asia.
Hotmelt glue and polyurethane (PUR) have been used in case binding books for decades. The hotmelt glue process consumes high amounts of energy and produces CO2 along with toxic and partly carcinogenic emissions.
Natural leather alternatives have been in development for time immemorial. Presstoff, for example, was one of the earliest, invented in 19th century Germany. It is made out of layered paper pulp that is specially treated.
An exhibition is ongoing featuring the art and design printed during the lockdowns in Ireland in 2020. It opened on September 18th, 2020, in the National Print Museum in Dublin, Ireland. The exhibition features work by Maser, Annie Atkins, One Strong Arm, Richard Seabrooke, and Damn Fine Print.
Dozens of 2,000-year-old biblical scroll fragments have been excavated from a cave in the Judean Desert. It has been 60 years since the last discovery of this magnitude. Most of the scroll fragments are Greek translations of the books of Zechariah and Nahum from the Book of the Twelve Minor Prophets.
The London Metropolitan Archives are hosting an online event on June 17th, 2021 centering on the history of paper. They invite you to learn how paper was made in Asia and the Middle East before its arrival in Europe.
Designer Bookbinders UK prizes are awarded in 15 categories including four prizes in two categories that are considered to be the most important of them all: The Folio Society Set Book and The Clothworkers Open Choice Book.
Archaeologists in Israel have discovered small fragments of preserved purple fabric. Carbon dating places its creation around 1000 B.C. Purple is a color that has long been associated with royalty and is mentioned in the Jewish and Christian Bibles.
Through the ages, humans have done their best to keep their correspondence sealed and private until it was read by the intended reader: and their eyes only.
A collection of rare, illuminated manuscripts from the Medieval and Renaissance eras owned by the late New York philanthropists Elaine and Alexander Rosenberg will go under the hammer at Christie’s in a live auction on April 23rd in New York.