In 2009, I purchased a set book to create a full leather fine art binding for the International Designer Bookbinder’s Competition. To think through the concept for this binding cover, I used Photoshop to sketch possible ideas. I finally settled on the starfish version for the final book creation. Taking stock of the leather material I had on hand, I decided to purchase shagreen (stingray) for the starfish body. The texture of the shagreen provided a great contrast against the regular goat leather.
On the last posting, you found out a bit about Donna and Peter. I hope you had a chance to visit their website and see their work. This posting is about Peter Thomas’ book arts workshop conducted at the Degolyer Conference.
By the end of the workshop we had created a new book structure Peter calls the Nested Accordion Pop-up Fold Book. This structure combines a basic Accordion book structure with a pop-up structure.
Another workshop at the Degolyer Conference was with Peter Thomas. Peter and Donna Thomas have a great team thing going on. Donna is an illustrator while Peter is a binder and printer. I think they both are also papermakers. What a job! Check out their one of a kind miniature books. They are a very talented team.
During the Degolyer conference, Jamie Kamph led us in a demonstration in gold leafing leather surfaces. This workshop was very informative. She shared with us some of her tools and methods that made the process less time consuming and more efficient. Continue reading Gold Leaf Workshop with Jamie Kamph→
The Minnesota Center for the Book Arts is currently exhibiting the winners for the Ignited: Winning Designs and Wonderful Words competition. This competition called for bindings to be designed for the Laurel Poetry Collective’s 2006 Anthology. Continue reading MCBA-Ignited Bookbinding Competiton→