Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Colorful Lettering Patches

four different colored leather patches

In the world of lettering patches, this is a rather colorful collection. Normally, there is more accord in an edition. But in this case, it seemed appropriate. The client provided me with the entire collection of Tintin books, some 23 in all. The covers were stripped, they were each disbound and then were resewn in four separate volumes. They were resewn so that I could physically attach the book covers to the pages using the cords each signature was sewn onto. Whenever possible, I avoid cased bindings where the cover is built off the book and then simply glued onto the textblock. I prefer the more robust and long-lasting laced binding, especially with a collection like this that will likely be read for generations.