Sue Huggins Leopard
Veda and Meda Rives
Thomas Parker Williams
Guild of Book Workers
Ken Gilbert studied bookbinding at the North Bennet Street School in Boston. He operates his own bindery in Shrewsbury, Massachusetts, specializing in repairs, conservation structures, and new commission work.
Epsilon Reader, 2012
With so many new methods available for the dissemination of information, there is continuing speculation regarding the future of the printed book. Here, the “horizon” is one of time and technology. This structure is meant to resemble the characteristics of ancient books. The decorative pattern on the cover disappears over the horizon, and the missing area is sketched in. The resulting pattern resembles an electronic schematic. When handled, it is quickly apparent that this is actually a box and an easy shake toward the fore edge reveals a drawer. When the drawer cover is flipped down, a compartment for an e-reader is found.
Dimensions: 6 x 9 x 1.5 inches; 15 x 23 x 4 centimeters
Goat leather and cloth on binders board. Palladium and blind tooling.