A surprise gift from our lovely friend Manu. Portraits of all of us here at the studio including a very flattering one of me I have to say. She's taken about 30 years off my mug. Thanks Manu. Wunderbar at least.
A special copy of The Wartime Log for a friend. This one features goatskin spine and fore edge strips with sides in a one of my paste papers that I thought had a slight flavour of barbed wire. Suitable for a memoir about life in Stalag Luft III.
And the last word in fancy Moleskine style bindings - complete with cloth gusseted pocket. The text block is a special thin but very opaque Japanese machine made paper very successful for use with a fountain pen. Yes, there still such stalwarts out in the world who know the satisfaction of keeping a hand written journal and the unique feel of a good pen. I should know. I'm one of them. These were for a customer with good taste. Now I want one.
born 1951 in Edmonton AB. grew up in Windsor ON, MA from U of Windsor in Romance Linguistics, Studied bookbinding with Beatrice Stock, Seamas McClafferty and Betsy Palmer Eldridge in Toronto. Binding since age 11 when I rebound my Bantam paperback copies of all the Horatio Hornblower novels in some blue raincoat fabric that my sister had left over from a Home Ec. project. I still have them and they keep me humble. Binding professionally since 1980.