Volume 26 - Autumn 2008


Dates for your Diary

16th - 18th October 2008
*The Guild of Bookworkers (in association with CBBAG)
Standards of Excellence Seminar, Toronto, Canada

The Standards of Excellence in Hand Bookbinding is an annual Guild of Book Workers seminar. Leading experts in the fields of book arts present 3 hour demonstrations. Tours of binderies, conservation facilities, rare-book libraries and papermaking establishments are regularly arranged in conjunction with the seminar. The proceedings are videotaped and made available to members.

For information about upcoming Standards of Excellence, contact Christopher McAfee, Standards Committee Chair at standards@guildofbookworkers.allmail.net.

8th - 9th November 2008
*Bookbinders Fair, Pieterskerk, Leiden, Holland

Always an inspiring exhibition and a cosy meeting place for hand bookbinders, restorers, paper artists, calligrapher and all other interested parties (amateur or professional).
For more info: go to www.boekbindbeurs.nl

15th November 2008 - 18th January 2009
Designer Bookbinders Competition Exhibition

The John Rylands Library, Manchester
Further details at: www.designerbookbinders.org.uk/

*J. Hewit & Sons Ltd will have a trade stand at these events.
Designer Bookbinders Lectures 2008-2009

Tuesday 7th October
6.30pm - Sebastian Carter - Bound for Higher Thin
The experience of the Rampant Lions Press in designing edition bindings for fine books.

Tuesday 4th November
6.30pm - George Kirkpatrick - The Invisible Binder

"Where have you been hiding all these years?" is a frequently asked question to which George will give an explanation, illuminated by slides, of his binding-related work over more than forty years.

Saturday 10th January
10.30am - Ewan Clayton, calligrapher

The Written Artefact as a Contemplative Space In this talk, which features a number of projects made in collaboration with Peter Jones, Ewan explores his thinking about the place hand-work has in a digital age and its importance in our lives.

12noon Jenni Grey - Design Basics
Adopting contemporary design tools and processes in your work and as a way of life.

2pm Simon Brett, wood engraver
The Painfull Adventures of Pericles, Prince of Tyre Simon's collaboration with the Barbarian Press on an edition of Shakespeare's Pericles, and their attempt to combine text and illustration meaningfully.

3.30pm Maureen Duke A Longlife Binder
Experience and experiences.

Tuesday 3rd February
6.30 pm Eri Funazaki A Bookbinder's Approach to Book Arts

How I incorporate design- binding techniques in book arts and why I am involved in making artist's books.

Dominic Riley A Bookbinder's Journey
From student days to post-Fellowship,Dominic's travels, teaching and working life in America and his adventures in the Lake District. Unusual requests, strange bindings, interesting folk and a little TV.

Tuesday 3rd March
6.30pm Dr Marianne Tidcombe The Middleton Lecture

Katharine Adams, her Life and Work: An account of England's foremost woman binder in the early 20th century. She was at the centre of the Arts and Crafts movement and bound books for the leading private presses and major collectors.

The Art Workers Guild, 6 Queen Square, London WC1
Nearest underground stations: Holborn and Russell Square
Admission: DB members £5, non-members £7, students £2.50 per lecture.
Four Tuesday lectures or all day Saturday: DB members £18, non-members £26 and students £9. Eight lectures: £36/£52/£18

Further details from Julia Dummett and Rachel Ward-Sale on 01273 486718
Website:www.designerbookbinders.org.uk E-mail: lectures@designerbookbinders.org.uk


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