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Designer Bookbinders presented a collaboration on a week of events celebrating bookbinding and book arts in association with Maggs Bros. Ltd. and Library. This included an exhibition, a series of workshops and an opportunity to meet the UK’s finest binders. On each day throughout London Craft Week, was an exhibition of work by Fellows and Licentiates of Designer Bookbinders plus some invited binders, held at Maggs Bros. Ltd. (48 Bedford Square, WC1B 3DR).

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During the exhibition, there were three Artists-in-Residence, demonstrating the techniques behind these book structures.

SATURDAY 11TH MAY 2019

During the exhibition, there were three Artists-in-Residence, demonstrating the techniques behind these book structures.

SOFT LEATHER NOTEBOOK WITH
RACHEL WARD-SALE

This is an excellent accessory for writers, artists or anyone who wants to keep stylish notes. Participants learnt how to select and prepare materials, sew pages into the cover and attach a fastening strap. Further kits could be purchased to take home.

Rachel is a Former President and a Fellow of Designer Bookbinders, and the winner of several prizes. She studied Art, Design and Bookbinding at Brighton from 1977 to 1981.

FELLOW RACHEL WARD-SALE
Mark Cockram

PEEK A BOO MINIATURE ARTIST’S BOOK WITH MARK COCKRAM AND KIP PERDUE

Make your own unique piece of book art by strategic cutting and folding and then decorating the cover with hand letters and ink pads. A versatile form that involves no sewing – just adhesive! Indulge your imagination as you create something extraordinary.

A Fellow of Designer Bookbinders and Brother of the Artworkers Guild, Mark’s diverse work is represented in national and international collections and is a binder to the Man Booker prize. Mark opened Studio 5, in London, in 2003 from where he teaches.

Kip is London’s foremost paper cutting artist, combining his neuroscience background with maps and iconic themes.

www.kartegraphik.com

FELLOW MARK COCKRAM

SINGLE SECTION PAMPHLET BINDING
WITH KATE HOLLAND

This session was suitable for all with all materials and tools provided. A take-home kit containing all materials and full instructions was also included in the price. Further kits and tools were available to purchase on the day.

Kate is a Fellow and multi award winning bookbinder, specialising in contemporary fine bindings to commission or for exhibition. Kate’s work is represented in national and international collections and is a binder to the Man Booker prize. She is a very experienced teacher and has initiated many converts to the joys of bookbinding with patience and humour.

FELLOW KATE HOLLAND
Kate Holland
Tracey Bush

CONCERTINA WINDOW ARTIST’S
BOOK WITH TRACEY BUSH

This structure is ideal for use as an artist’s book as it can be unfolded for display. The simple concertina structure is made more complex by the addition of reverse folds, which also provide opportunity for the interesting interaction of image and text. In this workshop participants utilised maps, charts and found ephemera to create a book reflecting an aspect of London.

Tracey Bush has made artists’ books for the past 20 years. Her first books were based on the River Thames and its histories. Her books are in the collections of the Tate Gallery, British Library, Bodleian Library and the Yale Centre for British Art. 

www.traceybush.com