Erik & Martin Demaine
Dorothy Simpson Krause
Bonnie Thompson Norman
Guild of Book Workers
Erin Fletcher was first introduced to the craft of bookbinding while obtaining her BFA at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago by experimenting with structures of the book as a conceptual platform for art. In 2012, Erin graduated from North Bennet Street School, which enabled her to fine tune her hand skills and focus on the historical craft of bookbinding. Shortly after graduating, Erin established Herringbone Bindery, an independent studio that offers fine and edition binding. She also runs a popular bookbinding blog called Flash of the Hand, offering interviews with bookbinders and book artists.
Frank Herbert, Dune, 1965
Dune is bound in the French-style of fine binding with laced-in boards. Bound in tan goatskin with a backpared terracotta goatskin onlay and gold-tooled dark brown goatskin onlay. Hand embroidered details using cotton embroidery floss. Gold tooled design. Title and author hand tooled in gold divided by a buffalo skin onlay. Sponged edge in gouache with gilt and hand painted details. Hand-sewn French doublecore headbands. Matching edge-to-edge doublures with dark brown suede flyleaves.
Handmade Katie MacGregor paper endpapers in ochre, leather, embroidery floss, gold leaf, suede.
5.5 x 8.25 x 1.75 inches; 14 x 21 x 4 centimeters. Created 2015.