Deconstructed Binding Studies by Benjamin Reynaert
Selection of various exposed-spine or “deconstructed” bindings. These sewing patterns have been learned through study and many are original techniques I have developed that expose the structure of the binding and reveal all of the elements of a handmade book.
The Artisan Notebook collection by Benjamin Reynaert features four distinct books individually crafted from the most beautiful materials — handmade linen bookcloth is backed with Japanese paper to create hard covers, handmade headband detailing adorns the top and bottom of the spine adding a hint of contrast. Each book is professionally hand sewn and cased in at the Brooklyn studio and bindery. The unique tall and slim dimensions are based in part on Proust’s original Parisian notebooks as well as dimensions for carrying or tucking into a back pocket, and for drawing and sketching.
!!!Thank You!!! by Benjamin Reynaert
A cover-less book structure bound with a year’s worth of receipts. Each receipt page has been painted with gel medium to preserve the state of decay and fade from the printing. Can be hung on wall surfaces. One-of-a-kind artist book.
pukeandcandy asked: Do you have any tips for cutting the uneven edges on a text block off? I've been trying to do it with a heavy duty x-acto, but I'm having trouble keeping my cuts straight on thicker blocks (even with a metal ruler). I used to use a guillotine, but I don't have access to it anymore :c
I’m not actually sure if there are any other methods, as I currently have access to a guillotine at my university to tidy any of my books edges… However, as I’m soon graduating, I’m also interested to know if there’s any other methods people can suggest?
(Usually when I’m making books at home, I have a cheap A3 desk guillotine I use which proves quite useful- although obviously it can’t slice through entire book blocks, just single signatures!) x
Edgar Allan’s Poe ‘The Raven’ Binding (2012) by Richard Tuttle
Bound in black goat leather covered boards, with feathered endpaper treatments to give impression of a raven in flight. Binding is 10” x 12” & is designed to be able to be displayed as a free standing work of art.