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Folklore of American Weather

I had an amazing opportunity recently. A local bookbinder, Sonya Sheats, brought over one of the bookbinders that she had studied under named Edgard Claes. Originally from Belgium and now in the Netherlands, Edgard has been a bookbinder for a rather long time. There isn’t… Read more

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A setback.

Sometimes things don’t go as planned. I’ve been plugging away at fine bindings pretty regularly.  Titus Andronicus for the Designer Bookbinders International Competition (which didn’t get in, so don’t be surprised when it’s not on the image page), Library of Babel for the Annual North Bennet… Read more

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Titus Andronicus

For the Designer Bookbinders International Competition 2013, I chose to bind a copy of Titus Andronicus.  The theme for the competition was Shakespeare, and I will confess I’ve read only the amount of Shakespeare that a public school education required me to do.  I wanted… Read more

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Large Area Surface Gilding

For an upcoming competition I’m rebinding a copy of Titus Andronicus.  I’ve had some difficulty with designs on this one, but what I ended up with required doing a massive amount of surface gilding.  Surface gilding is the process of applying gold to the surface… Read more