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Workshop at BINDING re:DEFINED

Posted by on Jan 14, 2017 in Workshops
Workshop at BINDING re:DEFINED

There are a few spaces still available for my Split Spine Bindings workshop in Woodborough, Wiltshire, England from March 25th – 27th hosted by the great folks at BINDING re:DEFINED !      

centro del bel libro

Posted by on Feb 10, 2016 in Workshops

I am delighted to announce that I will be teaching again at the centro del bel libro ascona, Switzerland from July 11-15, 2016 The centro del bel libro ascona is an internationally recognized school for the advanced education around all aspects of the book. It offers an unparalleled learning experience in an idyllic setting on Lake Maggiore in southern […]

Flex Spine Album Workshop

Posted by on Jul 10, 2013 in Bookbinding, Techniques, Workshops
Flex Spine Album Workshop

This Summer on July 20 – 21, 2013, I will be teaching a workshop in Denver, Colorado in collaboration with the Guild of BookWorkers Rocky Mountain Chapter & Book Arts League. I’m looking forward to introducing my Flex Spine Album structure and getting folks to think in new ways about book structures. Set aside for […]

Custom Made Wedding Guestbook

Posted by on May 21, 2013 in Bookbinding
Custom Made Wedding Guestbook

I recently worked with a client to design a special wedding guestbook. The idea was a lovely one: guests were sent blank pages prior to the wedding and had time to write, design, collage, and create their own special messages for the bride and groom. The individually created pages were thoughtfully crafted and wonderfully individual. […]

Presentation Box | GAR Distribution

Posted by on Apr 4, 2013 in Specialty Boxes
Presentation Box | GAR Distribution

Never underestimate the value of a great first impression. Whether showing a product, making a pitch, or giving a presentation, that first visual impression means a lot. Whether or not that is always fair or an accurate reflection of the whole is another question. One thing is for sure: you better be prepared and use that […]

Sewing on Vellum Tapes | Part 2

Posted by on Jan 14, 2012 in Bookbinding
Sewing on Vellum Tapes | Part 2

Flatback Case for a practical sketchbook Sewing in the same style on perforated vellum tapes – but this time with no “swell” – yields a flat-back book that lays flat when open and proves to be good and rugged. The case here is a variation on Gary Frost style sewn boards binding and is constructed […]

Sewing on Vellum Tapes | Part 1

Posted by on Dec 15, 2011 in Bookbinding, Techniques
Sewing on Vellum Tapes | Part 1

Creating a Round with an Unlined Spine In the past I had worked on a good number of books with Daniel Kelm that utilized sewing methods that allowed for an unlined spine. Usually the decision not to line the spine was in accommodation to stiff, heavy pages that would simply delaminate a spine lining given […]

Hexagonal Pyramid Box

Posted by on Jun 20, 2011 in Specialty Boxes
Hexagonal Pyramid Box

I’ve been happy to have some time to devote to prototyping some design ideas that have been brewing in my mind for a while. This particular sample brings to life one of a number of geometric forms that I have been working on. The box is a hexagonal pyramid that folds open with the two side […]

Cube Ring Box with Magnet Hinge

Posted by on May 22, 2011 in Specialty Boxes
Cube Ring Box with Magnet Hinge

This is the second design in a series of magnet hinge cube ring boxes. The form is simple and elegant, but the real fun is in the hinge that I developed for this little box. The seamless hinge can be at first handling a bit enigmatic, but it functions gracefully and intuitively and it is […]

Caterpillar Binding for Fasnacht

Posted by on Mar 21, 2011 in Bookbinding
Caterpillar Binding for Fasnacht

For nearly a week at the beginning of March, the city of Lucerne, Switzerland was a frenzy of colorful costumes, brass and drum bands, parades, festivities, food, and drink. It is Fasnacht time! Known otherwise as Carnival – or simply, the time to let it all hang out before Lent. This handy little sketchbook was […]