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Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Massey College Library


Since January I have been doing some restoration work at Massey College Library on the University of Toronto campus.The library's focus is 19th century printmaking and printing techniques. It has a functioning print shop with beautifully restored 19th century hand operated printing presses and important collection of wooden type.  Here are some photos showing the space and some of the books I've been working on.












Friday, May 24, 2013

Blog mistress Laura

Thought you might like to see the owner of the fingertips that show up in my blog post photographs.  This is the essential Laura who is sick today or I would never get away with this.  Get well soon, Laura!

Friday, May 17, 2013

The Devil with the Three Golden Hairs, and a Fresh Batch of Voodoo Vademecum


My friend Manuela Buechting illustrated a Grimm's fairy tale, that I bound for her. Illustrations, end papers and cover art, all by her. Here are some images of the finished product.














And fresh copies of the Voodoo Vademecums! They will be available for purchase soon from our occult bookdealer. Check back for details here.


Friday, May 10, 2013

Alternative Finishing Techniques and the Last Wunderkammer Class


This class was advertised as a way to compensate for never having studied gold tooling. We did onlays, non-traditional tooling and splashed some gold leaf around.























Finished off the Wunderkammer, here are some of the results.