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.
In this newscast, we are discussing a couple of medieval books and finds, a digitized astronomical manuscript from Uzbekistan, and a 20,000-book library, that you can buy with a mansion attached 🙂
We just uploaded the second part of our talk with Richard Minsky. There are many interesting stories told there. Richard describes some of his first bookbinding and artistic projects there.
Stepan has finally forced himself out of his workshop and went to Paris for a bookbinder's exhibition. That was a retrospective of the works of Louise Bescond, a French bookbinder who currently resides in Belgium.
Respecting Local Traditions & Telling a Personal Story with Bookinding – Angaea Cuna [Bookish Talk #20.2]
This is the second part of our talk with Angaea Cuna, a sculptor, designer, educator, and bookmaker who currently resides in Hawaii. In this episode, we talked more about respecting the local traditions, environment, and nature in book art and bookbinding.
This time we invited Richard Minsky to our podcast, a bookbinder, book artist, teacher, and many things more. In the end, the episode became a three-parter, as we recorded with Richard for more than 3 hours.
Both Pavel and Stepan have some experience of visiting inspiring and unusual bookshops in different countries and catering to different audiences. We have also crawled the internet to look for the opinions of other people.
Today our bookish guest is Armina Ghazaryan, a freelance graphic designer interested in typography and branding. Currently, Armina lives in Ghent, and that's where most of the examples of the street typography discussed in this video come from