We return to Tom McEwan to discuss the state of bookbinding in Scotland!
Bookish Talk Podcast
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.
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!
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 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.
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 found all the bookish objects and themes from the new Dune movie directed by Denis Villeneuve. In this video, we talk about bookbinding, languages, libraries, and handwriting of the cinematic universe of Dune.
With this episode of our Bookish Talk, it was the first time for us when we mixed up not only the time difference with the guest but even the date. That happened because Angaea Cuna is a book artist living in Hawaii.
Rebecca Padgham is an artist and bookmaker from the UK. Initially, we invited Rebecca after she posted in a bookish Facebook community a request for some advice concerning trimming books for a person with Hypermobility Spectrum Disorder.
We invited Andreas Maroulis, a Greek bookbinder currently living in the UK. Andreas won an award at the Designer Bookbinders Competition recently with his binding "Of Mice and Men" by John Steinbeck.
Designer Bookbinders has a competition for their UK-based members. This year, Richard Beadsmoore was among the competition winners, taking three prizes with his two bindings. In this video, we discuss these bindings.
We invited a British bookbinder Hannah Brown to discuss two of her projects. The first one is a binding with architectural motifs she made several years ago. The other is a board she recently made for a Designer Bookbinders' project.
Kate Holland is a bookbinder from the UK. She was one of the seven bookbinders who worked on the six bindings made for the books shortlisted for the Booker Prize in 2020. And she was the second person who worked on this binding you saw in the preview (picking up from Derek Hood).
This episode of our Bookish Talk is a bit unusual because we have a guest. Rachel Ward-Sale is an award-winning bookbinder with many years of experience and the current president of the Designer Bookbinders.