This Fall, I’m taking a bookbinding
studio class. Bookbinding is a relatively simple process, but there are a
lot of steps that need to be executed perfectly in order to have a
functional, beautiful, successful book.
This book is the second rounded spine book I have done. I love nature
and trees, and I wanted a book that conceptually reflected the essence
of trees. I created by book with a vertical format to suggest the
vertical nature of trees, and I constructed my book with materials the
referenced trees, leaves, and bark. The text block is ten three leaf
signatures sewn together over linen tape.