The Prophet, Kahlil Gibran
This is also a quarter bound leather case binding. Bound in goat skin from the Pergamena tannery in upstate NY. The paper is another one of mine from the marbling workshop we did. The top edge is decorated with graphite. This book is for sale. Please let me know if you are interested
So this a variation on the same structure as the album. My intention was to make a sketchbook sort of thing to sell, but now I am too attached to this one. It is also a split board binding so this thing is extra durable. You can’t see it in the photos but it also has reinforced semi-hidden leather corners. The headbands are hand sewn with silk thread. I made the marbled paper during a workshop we did with the Chena River marblers. This marble pattern is called a “Get Gel” - it is very simple to produce a decent result with this pattern. I don’t think this one will be up for sale just yet.
Leather Case Binding
We have very recently started working with leather, building on the standard case binding structure but adding headcaps (see close up shot). Headcap formation remains a constant source of aggravation in my day. I am ready for spring break.