Custom ordered book based on journals from top of my offer. Book cover is not changed, difference is in printed pages… Maybe don’t look like hard work but start point was pdf file with low quality, yellow pages of book from 1881. Converting it into higher quality jpg, manually cleaning yellow color from all pages, prepress for printing pages in proper order, hand torn page by page and aging on 611 book pages was take a while… Need to notice that customer was helpful in cleaning pages and converting it into proper format. From 30 Mb pdf file, we got on the end – pictures in 3 gigabytes! Result are very realistic book pages for appropriate book cover…
Work on book cover wasn’t regular if include that is this one of my most complicate book covers ever made. All book elements are handmade… for only two details like rib cage and head tooling I need a days with magnifying glasses on eyes…
Alex was amazing throughout the whole process from beginning to end. Not only is he a world class book binder, he is a world class person as well. He allowed me to collaborate with him and exchange ideas until we came up with the perfect book together. He guided me away from mistakes I would have made and steered the project in the perfect direction. He communicated with me everyday and sent me pics of the process the whole time, it was very exciting and I looked forward to it each mourning. The book came out amazing. I could not have asked for anything better, it exceeded my wildest expectations and it is worth every penny and more. It is rare to find someone with the skill, expertise and professionalism that Alex has.
At the end he even watched the tracking of the shipment and notified me every step of the way. I will be buying many more books from Alex and he will remain my life long bookbinder and friend. I very highly recommend Alex as your life long book binder as well.
As the nights get darker, look no further than our latest item. Take a glance in this fascinating art journal, the ‘Anatomia Humani Corporis’, ultimate Renaissance anatomical sketchbook – scientific masterpiece with lucid insights into the functioning of the human body.
Full leather bound journal in size of 10.6 x 8 inches and thickness 3.2 inches. Book block has 250 leaves (500 pages) and its made with carefully stained and aged special type of vintage paper. Paper is excellent for writing or sketching with ink.
On front cover plate, dominate an exquisite leather rib cage. Its hand carved from thick leather, realistic formed, hand toned and canned with special bookbinder’s mixtures.
Book cover plates has gradient levels with many layered applications, embossing, carvings – over all, specially designed to be unique book on whole the world.
In “chained libraries” books are were chained to lecterns or shelves to prevent theft. In that reasons, this book have sturdy mounted chain on back cover plate.
Locking of the book is made with leather stripes, decorative metal ends and pegs embedded in edge of thick front cover plate. This clasps adorn the cover placing intrigue when opening and discovering its beauty.
Book export in brown gift box what is not captured but that kind of boxes can be seen on another product pictures…
Hand made special commission piece based on the classic Universal picture of Frankenstein 1931. Ring binder cover, made for contract signed between Boris Karloff and Universal Pictures…
We gave a new dimension to this ring binder – a kind of realistic skin feel and touch. Leather has real soft touch like human skin. The cover of the binder also has a very rustic effect encompassing the decaying monster from the film. The skin parted exposing it’s wound – quite perfect.
Size of cover is 15 x 10 inches; oak wooden base of cover; specially prepared picture bellow aged glass; hand toned leather; realistic wounds; carved cover edges; a lot of specially aged brass elements; etc. … one of our longest produced project with specially attention on every single detail.