Glenn Malkin began binding professionally in 2008 and has since won numerous awards for his design bindings in national and international competitions. Based in Yorkshire, his work is split between the routine repair work of old books, creating new bindings for his customers, teaching workshops in bookbinding and creating unique works of art with his design bindings.
‘My approach to design binding is to take inspiration from the contents of the book – sometimes just a single sentence or phrase can spark an idea. If it is a commission, I will ask the client for any ideas or expectations they have and try to work with those where possible, but the creative spark which generates an idea will always come from the book itself.’
In 2022 Glenn was elected a Fellow of Designer Bookbinders and exhibits and sells his work nationally and internationally.