On the Bench

April 10, 2014

I rebound a couple copies of The Divine Madman for my uncle and myself. Years ago he gave me a copy of a book called Crazy Wisdom and I decided to return the favor with an edition of Drupka Kunley's poetry and stories. Kunley was a 15th century great master of Mahamudr...

April 10, 2014

While waiting for UPS to deliver some materials, I decided to rebind my copy of Aleister Crowley's The Book of Lies. Now it has the cover it always deserved.

March 27, 2014

A new client, who I am making presentation boxes for, had an unusal request. They want a ribbon tie down that comes out of the center of the small tray. After consultating with collegues and some experimentation, I decided that the best solution was the punch a hole ri...

March 19, 2014

I think it's safe to say that I always wanted to be a bookbinder. The first book I ever made was when I was in 5th grade. I wrote, illustrated and bound this little book about a dragon and how he defeats St. George. It's prety faded now, but the cover was originally a...

March 10, 2014

I figured I'd make myself some new business cards to go with my website. Handset in Tempo Light and Medium and printed letterpress. Of course.

March 8, 2014

If you're reading this, you're probably surprised and not a little exasperated that it's taken me this long to get online. I'll be adding more photos of my work in the upcoming weeks now that I have a proper photography setup. In the meantime, enjoy what I've posted th...

March 8, 2014

Ann Muir was an English paper marbler who passed away a few years ago. It's too bad because I always found her decorative papers to be exquisit. She brilliantly brought traditional paper marbling in the 21st century through her use of color and technique.

 

While at Tala...

March 8, 2014

This mysterious and titillating little book was originally available in 1935.

 

"It has no author or credits, no copyright, no date, no page numbers, no index. Published by "Manhattan House" and sold by "Metro Publications", both of New York, its "Five Volumes in One" wa...

March 8, 2014

A highlight of Claude Bragdon's design and ornamentation from the 1922 Manas Press edition of Tertium Organum by P. D. Ouspensky.

 

The header is an example of his Projective Ornamentation wherein four-dimensional geometric figures are projected onto a two-dimensional pl...

March 8, 2014

While rebinding a tattered, first edition copy of Tertium Organum by P. D. Ouspensky, I found this bookplate which I just couldn't throw away. The Sunwise Turn was a bookstore founded in New York in 1916. I purchased the book from an online seller based in California s...

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