This portfolio features books bound for competitions, proofs of concept, and exploration of ideas


Tacketted Binding

Medieval binding style. Tacketted bindings sometimes used scrap or waste vellum for covers. They were often temporary covers, protecting the bookblock until it was permanently bound.


Fine Binding

A rebound copy of " Art Nouveau Architecture " ( T&H ). Featuring full leather with leather inlays on covers and board edges, sewn headbands, and edgecoloring


Ethiopian Binding

Modern binding with Ethiopian sewing structure and board attachment. Shaped wooden boards


Carolingian Binding

Medieval binding style. This binding style features tabs at the head and tail, which facilitated removing the often heavy tomes from a shelf. Bound in buffalo leather


Byzantine Binding

Byzantine bindings date from around 1450. Common features are headbands that sit proud of the boards, and on early examples, the front and back covers were actually blank sections glued together. Blind tooled.


3 piece Binding

This is a rebound Collins Dictionary. The spine leather is ostrich, and the boards are calfskin. The covers feature a large A and Z, shaped from thin boards under the leather, and enhanced by blind tooling.