There are only six more weeks now until the exhibition will be taken down for the last rtime and the books returned to their binders.
Here are two more of the bindings
This elegant and deceptively simple flatbacked case binding makes use of calico for the covering giving it the feel of a canvas sail. The lettering and the delightful ink drawings resemble the scrimshaw work of the sailor. The accompanying slipcase, covered with the same calico, is edged in a contrasting colour and decorated with more ink drawings. A charming addition is the inclusion of a small booklet made entirely from calico giving the title of the book, the author and a brief description of the binding.
An example of the merging of modern and traditional techniques, the binder has created the design in Photoshop and then printed it directly onto photographer’s canvas with which she has covered the book. The drawing on the front cover represents the East Anglian coast with all the villages mentioned in the text marked by red dots. The back cover has an old photograph of 19th century sailing schooners lying alongside a quay.