Designer Bookbinders: Covered 2013

Every year or so the Designer Bookbinders society of the UK holds an exhibition of new works called Covered: Beauty and Art in Contemporary Bookbinding. Bookbinders seem to be a bit coy about showing their work online but at least some the 2013 Covered exhibition has been put online for everyone to appreciate and admire. Here are some of my favourites:

Philip Smith – Il Cantico Della Creature

Sayaka Fukuda – The Texture of the Universe

Haein Song – Romeo and Juliet

George Kirkpatrick – Another Night Before Christmas

Peter Jones – Through the Woods


4 comments on “Designer Bookbinders: Covered 2013

  1. Stefanie says:

    Very cool. I especially like the Texture of the Universe. Such art bookbinding can be. We aren’t used that with all the mass produced books everywhere.

    • Sylvia says:

      Yes, it’s a beauty. I think it’s possible to make more beautiful and interesting mass-produced books – I have a number of such books – but I guess most publishers don’t think we’ll pay an extra dollar or two for a beautifully made book. Too bad!

  2. I love how the leather spine mimics the wood panels in Through the Woods

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