This is my most recent design binding - Happy Abstract by William Blake. It was done for the OPEN * SET show put on by the American Academy of bookbinding. It will be submitted for jury review in September and if chosen, in 2020, will travel to:
New York City – The Grolier Club
San Francisco – The American Bookbinders Museum
Salt Lake City – Marriot Library, University of Utah
Austin – Austin Public Library
This book was printed with one line of text on each page and the bookbinder’s were invited to carry our work through to the inside pages of the book (photos of that coming soon). I chose to marble the pages with thin lines of intersecting color. I also added in gold leaf in abstract pattern.
Details on the design: black, marbled goat skin, marbled edges, hand-sewn endbands, black doublures.