Most of the binders who work with us are binding books, but Nicky Oliver’s latest Incline Press binding starts with a single broadsheet. This beautiful blue folder encases an oversize broadsheet featuring a stanza on the Thames River from William Dunbar’s 16th-century poem To the City of London and illustrated with three wood engravings by Hellmuth Weissenborn.
Oliver describes her work on this binding as ‘an experiment, playing with dyes on the leather and seeing what happened when I distressed it.’ We love the way she managed to incorporate our single sheet into her folding vision of the river.
To the City of London was one of the designer bindings exhibited at the Flow Gallery’s exhibition: Covered: Beauty and Art in Contemporary Binding from 22 – 27 April 2010.
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