Bookbinding

I believe books should be nice to look at but, most importantly, they should be inviting to the reader. There's nothing more upsetting to me than a book that just sits on the shelf unused. With that in mind I bind books that look handsome on the shelf and still invite the reader open them up and read them.

 

I use archival materials and hand binding techniques in creating unique and beautiful books that will last decades, if not longer.

A little wear and tear over the years only increases the beauty of a well bound book.

 

These are some examples of work I've done for clients or for myself.

Shadow of the Wind

Shadow of the Wind

Leather label, marbled paper and custom traycase.

The Divine Madman

The Divine Madman

Bound in hand-loomed Japanese Kasuri Ikat cotton cloth originally intended for a Kimono.

The Book of Lies

The Book of Lies

Dark green split goatskin cover with handset titling and ornamentation. Set in Ludlow Eusebius and Eusebius Open.

The Book of Lies

The Book of Lies

Interior endsheet by Ann Muir, perhaps the last sheet available in the world. Matching bookmark made from left over scraps.

Ulysses

Ulysses

I rebound my tattered old copy of Ulysses in full blue leather with gold titling. While I was at it, I also rebound a slightly later edition while preserving the great front cover lettering.

Notebook

Notebook

A simple notebook bound in Alum Tawed Goatskin with debossed titling. The typeface is Ludlow Bodoni Bold Condensed and Italic set by hand at Woodside Press.

Notebook Interior

Notebook Interior

Screenprinted wallpaper samples were used to line out the notebook.

Notebook Detail

Notebook Detail

The leather takes a really nice impression.

Green Mile

Green Mile

Spine label for The Green Mile

Green Mile

Green Mile

Detail showing the six books and matted original art by the illustrator

Green Mile

Green Mile

Green Mile

Green Mile

All six books with custom marbled paper from Ann Muir

Linotype: The Film Deluxe Box

Linotype: The Film Deluxe Box

Linen cloth and blue leather labels. A classic.

Linotype: The Film Deluxe Box

Linotype: The Film Deluxe Box

Detail showing the assembled interior with space for the DVD, a linotype mat and a single line of linotype. Also shows the small keepsake I printed at Woodside.

Modulo 1 & 2

Modulo 1 & 2

Single edition I split into two copies and rebound and housed in a slipcase.

Modulo 1 & 2

Modulo 1 & 2

I based the titling on an edition from the 40s and set it in hot metal at Woodside Press

The Secret Museum

The Secret Museum

Japanese silk and blue leather labels with gold lettering

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Notebook Detail

The leather takes a really nice impression.