August 2017

The Society of Bookbinders Competition, 2017

The J. Hewit & Sons Award for Excellence in Design
Winner Tracey Bush, (UK)

Dusk (Self-published 2016)
"Through seven hand-cut wreaths from original drawings are glimpsed some of the large British moths. Sewn together in a double concertina 160cm long. The specimen drawings are adapted from Moths of the British Isles by Bernard Skinner. Bound in black Lokta screen-printed boards, depicting a collection of Peppered moths drawn at Chilcomb House, Hampshire. Black velvet ribbon ties. Duotone risograph prints on Hahnemuhle paper, printed at the Publisher Hub, WSA. Edition of 20. Japanese chitsu case, dark blue bookcloth boards lined with velvet paper. Hand-tied frogging ties."


J Hewit and Sons Award for Craftsmanship
Winner Ingela Dierick (Belgium)

Ein Krippenspiel (Hugo Ball 1992)
"Bradel binding with leather spine, inlaid work with Japanese paper, ivory edge decoration at the head and orange leather headbands. Light blue half-leather box with title and inlaid work. Inspiration: a landscape in winter colours at sunset, where the story takes place."


Our warmest congratulations go to Tracey and Ingela

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