And the Winners Are…Part 2

Do over!

It has come to my attention that I failed to provide any information about the content of the winning bindings. Now I have that information. I also have physical descriptions. Unfortunately for many of us, they are in Spanish. On the up side, for the linguistically challenged (me), we can consult the Multilingual Bookbinding and Conservation Dictionary (Google Translate is completely useless and sometimes hilarious). I also omitted the award for the Best Binding by an Argentinian.

So here they are again, with actual information:

FIRST PRIZE Gavin Dovey USA

FIRST PRIZE
Gavin Dovey
USA

William Shakespeare. The Tempest.Caliban Press: New York, 2001. Ejemplar 16/125.

Encuadernación de estilo Bradel en cuero de cabra montada sobre escartivanas. Cuero trabajado con aerografía en degradé. Decoración a partir de mosaicos y trabajo de hierros. Guardas en papel decorado. Cabezadas bordadas con hilos de seda. Read the rest of this entry »


And the Winners Are…

Remember back in February I announced the Second EARA International Bookbinding Competition run out of Buenos Aires, Argentina?

The winners were revealed on November 14th. Thanks to one of the sponsors, Eduardo Tarrico, I have the pleasure of showing pictures of the winning bindings. Keep an eye on these binders. They are going places.

FIRST PRIZE Gavin Dovey USA

FIRST PRIZE
Gavin Dovey
USA

Sofia Mendizabal  (ARGENTINA) - SECOND PRIZE

SECOND PRIZE
Sofia Mendizabal
Argentina

THIRD PRIZE Lang Ingalls USA

THIRD PRIZE
Lang Ingalls
USA

HONORABLE MENTION Zigor Anguiano Calzada Spain

HONORABLE MENTION
Zigor Anguiano Calzada
Spain

HONORABLE MENTION Dolores Baldo Spain

HONORABLE MENTION
Dolores Baldo
Spain


BIG ANNOUNCEMENT: Contemporary Fine Art Bindings for Sale

I am absolutely thrilled to announce that I now sell contemporary fine art bookbindings!

Visit me at: www.AbbySchoolman.com

Featured artists, so far, are:

Malina Belcheva

Mark Cockram

Christine Giard

Sonya Sheats

It’s inevitable, isn’t it? I love books and bookselling. I adore contemporary fine art bookbinding. Just look at the books I’m selling! Each binding is wonderful. Each binder uses a range of materials and structures to realize their designs. Some make your eyes pop. Some are more subtle. What unites them is craftsmanship, passion, and creativity. I represent binders whose work I like, regardless of nationality.

I am still committed to writing this blog. I will continue to showcase the work of binders practicing in the Americas. I also intend to make a living doing what I love. The market is there. I feel it.

Work with me, binders! Show me what you’ve got.

Collectors: these bindings are amazing and so are the binders. Most of them accept commissions. Let’s be in touch. Let’s get you what you really want.


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