September 2019

The Society of Bookbinders Competition, 2019

The J. Hewit & Sons Award for Excellence in Design
Winner Coleen Curry, USA

Touchez-Voir (Morina Mongin, Self-published 2016)
"Semi-limp case binding in top pared calf with incisions and paint. Hand tooled title painted on recto with blind tooled author, artist and date on verso. Doublures of suede with embossing. The title 'touch-see' inspired me to create a tactile and visual event, with the design introducing the art within."


J Hewit and Sons Award for Craftsmanship
Winner Paul Johnson, UK

Samuel Palmer has Tea with Utamaro
"The 19th Century English visionary artist, Samuel Palmer sails to Japan to have tea with the great woodblock artist, Kitagawa Utamaro. Unique carousel Sculptural pop-up book using industrial dyes and pen and ink on watercolour paper"


Our warmest congratulations go to Coleen and Paul