Volume 50 - Autumn 2020


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Bound by Ethan Ensign

Vendredi Ou La Vie Sauvage
by Michel Tournier
Printed for the Biennales Mondiales de la Reliure d'Art
The binding won second place for "Inter Ecoles" at the Biennales Mondiales de la Reliure d'Art 2015 in the School/group entry.
285 mm by 195 mm
160 pages

Description: Split board binding using Hewit's Pentland goat. Pentland onlays with backparing, Pentland inlays. Embossed designs and acrylic titline and lines.

The design relates to the protaganist's exploration of loneliness and self-discovery while living on a nearly abandoned tropical island.

More of Ethan's work can be seen at www.scruboakbindery.com


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Bound by Ann Tout

Vita Nuova
by Dante Alighieri
London: Folio Society. 2016.
Translated by Mark Musa
Introduced by A. N. Wilson
Illustrated by Daniel Egnéus

The binding won 'The J. Hewit & Sons Award for The Interesting Treatment of Leather' in The Designer Bookbinders Competition, 2016.

Full leather binding in red Chieftain Goatskin, silk headbands, solid gilt top edge with red and gold marbled endpapers. The leather has been airbrushed in several shades of red with gold and blind tooling. As a bookbinder, painter and printmaker the surface of the material becomes an important part of the design and here to create movement and texture a finishing tool has been repeatedly worked over the goatskin. The whole concept is of reds and golds.


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