Bookbinding: Conservation and Repair Tutor required
£35.78 per hour inclusive of pro rata holiday entitlement and preparation time.
Are you an experienced and creative Bookbinding Tutor? Then join us to plan, teach and evaluate courses, helping to bring together people across the capital and beyond and to enrich lives through learning.
You'll be a key contributor to our thriving School of Visual Arts, where you will join a team delivering teaching and learning across a range of levels from beginner to advanced learners. City Lit Bookbinding courses are part of an exciting provision of arts and design courses which aim to provide access to general skills alongside more specialist workshops in a range of relevant subject areas. We are particularly looking for Tutors with experience of conservation, repair and gold tooling.
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Books and Manuscripts Sale at Bonhams
Bonhams in Knightsbridge are also currently displaying the unique collection of boards designed and made by Fellows and Licentiates of Designer Bookbinders on the theme of architecture. The collaborative project, Architecture and Bookbinding, consists of an oak box with thirty individual boards, collectively creating a wonderful snapshot of the richly diverse approaches to modern bookbinding in the early 21st century.
For more information about the sale please see the Bonhams website.
Derek Hood, Fellow of Designer Bookbinders 2009-2021
Our love and thoughts go to Wendy and the family.
Jeff Clements MBE
An artist bookbinder, painter, and graphic designer, he was an Art and Design Educationist from 1961-1988 and examiner until 2006. His fine bindings were usually bound in goatskin with inlays, and more recently he made extensive use of feathered onlays. The designs grew out of the text but invariably retained a strong vertical/horizontal and oblique stress relationship, with sculptured boards playing an important role in the composition.
Jeff exhibited regularly with Designer Bookbinders and in Europe, America and Japan. His bindings are in major public and private collections throughout the European Union and the USA.
In 2021 Jeff retired from being a Fellow of Designer Bookbinders after making more than a hundred and sixty contemporary fine bindings.
Designer Bookbinders would like to express their sympathy to all of Jeff's family and friends, he will be greatly missed.
Talks by US and UK binders of the
The Book Beautiful 4-25 October
Exhibition Dates: 4th October to 25th October 2021 Monday - Friday 9.00am - 5.00pm no booking required.
Featured Binders: Glenn Bartley, Richard Beadsmoore, James Brockman, Stuart Brockman, Lester Capon, Jeff Clements, Mark Cockram, Sue Doggett, Eri Funazaki, Flora Ginn, Kate Holland, Angela James, Peter Jones, Midori Kunikata-Cockram, Kaori Maki, Tom McEwan, Haein Song, Gillian Stewart, Anne Thornton, Rachel Ward-Sale
Designer Bookbinders are seeking a Treasurer
If you are interested in taking on this key and interesting role, or know of a suitable person, please ask for more information by emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org
'As some of you may now have heard, our beloved father and friend, Nicolas, founder and creator of The Old Stile Press, died on July 31st 2021 after a short illness and recent diagnosis of cancer. This came as a shock to all our family and has been especially saddening given we had just moved from Scotland in order to be closer to him.
Dad was the creator and inspiration for The Old Stile Press and his vision and ability to work with artists to create these beautiful publications was second to none.
Life and the Old Stile Press very much goes on and I will continue to run the press in all it's capacity. Although there will be no further publications, all books will be available via the website. All contact details will remain the same, but do please keep up to date with our website and we will shortly launch a new Facebook page which I will share with you soon.
The current situation may lead to a delay in fulfilment but please be assured that our books are available for purchase as always and we hope to see many of you at book fairs when Covid restrictions allow.'
Cressida and Daniel, The Old Stile Press Ltd
Fine Books and Collections Online Magazine
Designer Bookbinders are very pleased to announce 'Architecture and Bookbinding'
The box and boards are now available for sale as a complete set, POA. Any interested parties should please contact Lester Capon directly. We also have a number of 'Architecture and Bookbinding' pamphlets available for sale at £5.00 containing images of all the boards and descriptions from the binders who made them.
Full details and pictures of all the boards can be see in the Exhibitions section.
New Online Secondhand Antiquarian & Bookshop
Theoc is short for Theocsbury, the Anglo Saxon name for what is now Tewkesbury, where Lester is based.