This specimen of convolute binding really put into a quandary. This volume included a year's worth of Russian magazines Printing Art ("Печатное искусство".) And it had one of the pages from the first issue cut out.
One more celebrity appears to be a fan of bookbinding. During her royal tour of Africa, Meghan Markle revealed that book craft not only was her hobby, but she had taught it for some time. Well, always a pleasure to raise awareness for the craft. And if a royalty helps to attract some attention, it’s all for the best! Continue reading →
Winners of the second OPEN • SET competition were just announced by the American Academy of Bookbinding, as well as the participants of the moving exhibition that tour the US throughout the next year.
A new stamp is added to the Craftsmanship series (Métiers d’Art) of the French postal service. After carpenters, sculptors, and blacksmiths, the new stamp is dedicated to Bookbinding. And tomorrow you'll have a chance to get the stamp signed by the artists.
International Competition is held by Designer Bookbinders every four years. Last week the society shared some crucial information about the challenge that would happen in 2021. This time there are some changes to the standard routine.
I make handmade books which are tributes to the writers, the artists, and the stuff of life that delight me... So there’s one celebrating dogs, and one shouting about the wonder of trees, and lots of tributes to dead writers who have enhanced my existence beyond compare.
The Society of Bookbinders has announced the winners of its SoB International Bookbinding Competition of 2019! As usual, the last stages of the competition took place alongside the conference of the Society of Bookbinders.
The book is another find at the book market in the Hague. The Life of Willem III (Het Leven van Willem III) by Frans Bührmann was published in Amsterdam in 1874. But I'm not sure whether the endpapers come from the same time.
While browsing YouTube, I stumbled across a channel of the Peter Harrington Bookshop. It showcases many beautiful works of book art. Lots of videos were posted there, until some moment last year they, unfortunately, stopped making new content.
Bookbinding is no easy craft, and it’s not hard to get discouraged when you don’t see the results you might have expected making your first book. A post at the Rulerless blog offers inspiration that is relatable to anyone who’s had the pleasure of learning a new skill. Read it, and keep on binding!
I found this book in an old books department in the Russian city of Novorossiysk. This sample of Soviet samizdat was supposedly made in 1970s and is literally a photo copy of a 19th-century book.