Volume 38 - Autumn 2014


Dates for your Diary

InsideOUT - Contemporary Bindings of Private Press Books at St Brides Library

InsideOUT celebrates the art and craft of contemporary bookbinding and private press printing. Organised by Designer Bookbinders, this ambitious project is a collaboration between thirty-four binders based in the United Kingdom and twenty-five based in North America.

The Exhibition will be shown in the Layton Room Gallery at St Bride Foundation, Bride Lane, off Fleet Street, London EC4Y 8EQ.

USA Tour
Houghton Library, Harvard, MA 11th September-13th December 2014
Minnesota Center for Book Arts, Minneapolis 10th January-28th March 2015
Bonhams, New York 10th-19th April 2015
San Francisco Center for the Book, California 6th June-5th July 2015

Participating Private Presses
Arion Press (USA), Barbarian Press (Canada), Incline Press (UK), The Lone Oak Press (USA), Midnight Paper Sales (USA), Old School Press (UK), Old Stile Press (UK), Shanty Bay Press (Canada), The Whittington Press (UK).

*The 16th Bookbinders Book Arts Fair, Pieterskerk, Leiden, Holland
15th-16th November 2014


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.stichting-handboekbinden.nl

*Codex V - Bookfair and Symposium
8th-11th February 2015 - Craneway Pavilion, 1414 Harbour Way, Richmond, CA 94804

www.codexfoundation.orgcodexThe Codex Foundation are gathering together a congress of the world's finest private presses, book artisans, artists, curators, collectors and scholars in the spirit of an Old West rendezvous for the fifth biennial Codex International Book Fair and Symposium.

Further information and booking information can be obtained from the Codex Foundation web site, www.codexfoundation.org

The Bookbinding Competition 2015

The set book for the Competition in 2015 is Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell. The Folio edition is 234 x 156mm, 304 pages, including 10 full-page colour illustrations by Jonathan Burton.

War is Peace, Freedom is Slavery, Ignorance is Strength

George Orwell's masterpiece, Nineteen Eighty-Four, is perhaps the most pervasively influential book of the twentieth century, making famous Big Brother, newspeak, doublespeak and Room 101. Winston Smith, drudge editor of historical records for the Ministry of Truth, writes a diary, and in that act lies his catastrophic rebellion. In many ways a grown-up Brave New World, Nineteen Eighty-Four was published in 1949 on the eve of the Cold War, and feels unbearably prescient in its portrayal of totalitarian systems of power.

To obtain a copy of the 2015 set book and entry details, send your cheque for £20 (to DB members) and £25 for non-members to include packing, postage and entrance fee. Cheques should be made payable to Designer Bookbinders and sent to Lester Bath, 25 Ffordd Ffrydlas, Bethesda, Bangor, Gwynedd LL57 3BL. Each entrant must bind the set book and we welcome open choice books and artist's books.

The annual Bookbinding Competition is sponsored by Designer Bookbinders and The Folio Society and is open to anyone resident in the UK except Fellows of Designer Bookbinders. Charity Registration No. 282018.

*The Society of Bookbinders Education & Training Conference 2015, Keele University, Staffordshire
20th-23rd August 2015

There will be lectures and demonstrations on: gold tooling; book arts; paper marbling; techniques; boxes and much more. Further details will be posted here in the spring.

J. Hewit & Sons will have a stand at the event(s) marked '*'. If you would like us to bring specific items for you to purchase, please let us know at least 4 weeks in advance of the event.

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