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J Hewit and
Sons Award for Innovation
Winner - Christine
Sieber, Hamburg, Germany, Professional Bookbinder, Fine Binding Category
Book - Binding structures
in the Middle Ages by Berthe van Regemorter
Binding - Bradel-binding
with attached covers in polycarbonate The polycarbonate covers are varnished
with car lacquer using airbrushing technique. The spine is made of water
snake skin in grey. The concept of the design is abstract. Different plains
are moving within each other. This concept allows a lot of space for interpretation
to the viewer.
Hewit and Sons Award for Craftsmanship
- Kate Holland, Bath, UK, Professional Bookbinder, Fine Binding Category
- And the Ass saw the Angel by Nick Cave
- Hand dyed orange alum-tawed goatskin with black goat onlay. Scratches.
Black sprinkled edges, orange leather end bands, offset printed endpaper
on black Bible paper. This is a tale of murder, lust and God set in small-town
Bible belt America. The colours are inspired by films such as Night of
the Hunter and Gone with the Wind. The scratches evoke the protagonist's
self-mutilation. The silhouetted lightning tree plays centre stage and
the crows are forever circling the narrative.
J Hewit and Sons Award for Design
Winner - Susanne Natterer,
Freiburg, Germany, Professional Bookbinder, Fine Binding Category
Book - L'Infinito
by Giacomo Leopardi
Binding - Stub-binding, non-adhesive binding covered in full leather, Mingei- Shi endpapers. Single sections covered with black leather strips, 4 orange bands around the spine, orange leather strip around the head.
Our warm congratulations go to all the winners.