Friday, 13 May 2011

Friday

At work I am lucky to be surrounded by lots of talented people; artists, designers, print makers and all sorts. My manager (after a bit of persuasion, he's a modest type) has decided to offer some of the beautiful books he makes at PapercutBindery on Etsy. His books are even better in the flesh, his attention to detail is something I aspire to (I'm definitely up for a bit of 'if no one will see it then maybe it doesn't matter and I can get away with not doing it', where as Roger's spines are lined to perfection..) Anyway, he's taught me a lot about binding in the years I've worked with him and I thought you might like to have a look at his work...


This sketch book is my favourite so far I think, but he's got more on the go in his little cellar bindery, including some gold edge gilding, so I can't wait to see those. The traditionally bound Japanese books (paper stitches and everything) are beautiful too, real craftsmanship...


Next I'm going to get him to start a blog...

All images copyright of Roger Grech 2011

4 comments:

Annie xx TheFeltFairy said...

What a talented chap! Well done you for twisting his arm! ;-)

mouse2cat said...

Beautiful books! I find the stab binding is more problematic for writing in. Always wants to lay closed. Better for binding pages that already have content.

Sarah said...

These stab bindings are made with lovely japanese paper that is very thin (and still very strong) so the pages do open easily. It tends to be when a hard cover is used with stab binding that the problems occur...

Velma said...

sarah--i decided his book would be my next, so it's coming to me!!!