Volume 44 - Autumn 2017


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Bound by Jeff Clements

Thomas Jefferson's Paris Walks
by Diana Ketcham
Photographs by Michael Kenna
Published by The Arion Press, San Francisco, 2012
Copy no. 270 of 400 copies

Description - Edges hand trimmed; sewn without supports on grey irish linen thread; endleaves of Fabriano 'Roma' handmade paper; folded, sewn in boards are covered in 'Pentland' terra cotta red goatskin, spine is Indian sea-water snakeskin; onlays of blue and white goatskin; grey and black linear tooling; signed JEFF CLEMENTS 2013 on lower endleaf.

Design Statement - Black and white images depict Thomas Jefferson's walks in Paris from 1784-1789. They include buildings and street scenes photographed with an unusual subdued effect and are without figures. Maps indicate the routes taken and the descriptive text layout is formal on strong white paper. The design makes use of the Seine, the French Tricolour, the formal neo-classical architecture of the period and there is a stillness reflected in the crepuscular photography; cobbled streets are echoed in the spine. Extended triangles are included in the composition, providing points of departure and return, a man going on a journey. The terra cotta leather provides the character that implies that unique network of Parisian streets.

Jeff can be contacted at clementskeus@yahoo.com






Photos: Paul David Ellis





Bound by Keith Felton

The Ryder Cup - A Signature History

The challenge for this project was to make sure the extra thick pages (close to 1/4") would open reasonably flat. Each page of signatures or artifacts were set in mat board with multiple openings, close to 500 in total, and taking over 30 hours on the mat cutter alone. The pages then had to be guarded and made up with cloth hinges, one on top of each other.

We then chose hand made marble paper endpapers, and the volumes were bound in full Chieftain goatskin, with recess panels for the front photographs, and volume one also had two 1927 coins inlayed, to be viewed from both sides. Gilt spines complete with a special Ryder Cup center tool from P & S Engraving.

This is a collection of signed artifacts by every player that ever played in the Ryder Cup from 1927 - 2012, a truly one of a kind collection.

Keith can be contacted via his web site at www.feltonbookbinding.com


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