Winner of the J Hewitt & Sons Prize at the Designer Binders 2009 Competition. Jeanette’s book will be exhibited At John Rylands Library, 150 Deansgate, Manchester from 5 December 2009-31 January 2010 along with the other bindings in the competition.
Jeanette Koch, a Licentiate of Designer Binders, enjoys using exotic skins in her bindings. Her design for Urban Birds (out of print) uses black ostrich skin and natural goatskin, with multicoloured leather underlays, blind tooling, and multicoloured leather headbands. The top edge has been coloured with gouache. Inside the book has brown paper doublures, and speckled paper flyleaves decorated with coloured strips.