I've mentioned Ed Hutchins in earlier posts - one of my favourite book artists and a most kind and generous person. Ed taught some classes in Australia and New Zealand a few years ago so I was able to fulfil one of my ambitions, to do a workshop with him. At the time he told us about this book, then only in the pipeline, so I was very pleased to purchase a copy when it did become available.Bone Folder, Vol 6, No.1, Fall 1909. If I may quote from the back cover : Acclaimed book designer Ed Hutchins creates artist books that spring to life in delightful and unexpected ways. Combining eclectic materials and ingenious formats with unusual printing techniques and advanced paper engineering, his hand-made books blow apart the traditions of the bindery, while infusing traditional forms with new meaning. Hutchin's inventions and variations expand the boundaries of bookmaking in unimagined, and not soon forgotten, directions."
To watch Ed make and manipulate his books is an inspiring experience and certainly one I'll always treasure.
I've finally completed my latest pile of books for "the shop", they look great, thank goodness, and tomorrow I will clear the decks to get down to serious work on my BookArtObject edition. I want to complete the 20 volumes by the end of June before I go off to puppy sit for a month. I suspect I'll be taking more books for "the shop" to do while I'm away.
Please have a look at my previous post - I've added some photos. More birds I'm afraid but I'm pretty much hooked on birds as you may have noticed.