Contemporary Binders of La Prose Du Transsibérien

Designer Bookbinders

Kitty Maryatt will be hosting a discussion with 22 of the US and UK binders who provided contemporary bindings of her re-creation of the 1913 book, ‘La Prose du Transsibérien’, by Blaise Cendrars and Sonia Delaunay. The binding by Paul Bonet of a copy of the original in 1963-64 was the inspiration for the idea to commission twenty-five binders to bind the 2018 facsimile, which replicated the original techniques of letterpress and pochoir. The resulting bindings were shown at the exhibit titled Drop Dead Gorgeous, which toured the country starting in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Boston. The exhibit closes in Minneapolis at MCBA on May 9, and will land in London in the autumn. An exhibition catalogue for Drop Dead Gorgeous is available.

This is a free event that is open to the public on Saturday 26th June. You can register for the Guild of Book Workers Event here.