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Bookbinding workshop at Taipei

Taipei Workshop
Taipei Workshop

Bookbinding workshop in Taipei in September 2018. 1/4 case binding in intense 3 days! Using unbound text block "Two Points East" written & published by Judith Ellis


DB 3rd International Competition Awards Ceremony, at the Blackwell Hall in the Bodleian’s Weston Library

DB 3rd International Competition Awards Ceremony
DB 3rd International Competition Awards Ceremony with Mr Mark Getty

The Uncle’s Present

The Uncle’s Present

The Uncle’s Present, A New Battledore by Jacob Johnson – first published in 1810.

The original version of this book was an early American abecedaire (ABC) book in Battledore format, designed to open out as a wall poster. Alphabet books were primarily designed for children presenting letters of the alphabet with corresponding words or images. This particular ABC book features ‘Cries’; street vendors who verbally announced their wares for sales, and is beautifully illustrated with charming woodcuts by Thomas Bewick.

In this special edition the text has been created as a book to the miniature scale of 4x3cm. Hand letterpressed and printed on Zerkall paper with 5 individual design bindings.


Fiction Uncovered

Fiction Uncovered

Fiction Uncovered, is the annual promotion that celebrates the best British fiction writers. Prize winners of the year received a hand made binding of their book bound by Kaori Maki and Kate Rochester.

Photo links:
2014 Hand Bound Editions of Jerwood Fiction Uncovered Prize winners

2013 Hand Bound Fiction Uncovered Books
2012 Fiction Uncovered Launch Party


At Wyvern Bindery

Wyvern Bindery

  • The Birds of Radnorshire

  • Death in the Afternoon by Ernest Hemingway


Label Design

Wine label design

Wine label design