Exhibition: The Book Beautiful

An exhibition of hand-crafted bindings by contemporary bookbinders set in one of London’s most famous rare book stores.  Maggs Bros. Ltd, 48, Bedford Square, London, WC1B 3DR
Monday 4 October – Sunday 10 October, 9.30 – 1700.  Free.  Booking not necessary.


Workshops 9-10 October

There will also be a series of bookbinding workshops by Kate Holland, Rachel Ward-Sale, Mark Cockram, and Midori Kunikata-Cockram.  These will take place in the Education Space at Cockpit Arts, Holborn, Cockpit Yard, Northington Street, London, WC1N 2NP.  Places are limited and booked via Eventbright.  Please see the London Craft Week page on the Designer Bookbinders website for further details and links to book a place on a workshop.


Traditional French Pochoir Workshop 9-10 October

This is a unique opportunity to learn this technique from Kitty Maryatt during her visit to the UK. Kitty Maryatt is Director Emerita of the Scripps College Press, California, and studied pochoir with Atelier Coloris in Ploubazlenac, France.  Inspired by Sonia Delaunay’s magnificent imagery in her recreation of “La Prose du Transsibérien”, she will teach participants the French process of stencil techniques using aluminium plates, French pochoir brushes and Winsor-Newton Designers Gouache.  After cutting the aluminium plates, an edition of five prints will be completed in the workshop, as well as the participants being able to develop their own individual pochoir projects.  The workshop will run from 8.30am to 4.30pm each day.  Fee £180, plus a materials fee of £75 per person payable at the workshop.  Please book your space via Eventbrite: La Pochoir Workshop.  Limited spaces.

Exhibition: Drop Dead Gorgeous

An exhibition of fine bindings of La Prose du Transsibérien Re-creation will be shown at Maggs Bros Ltd, Rare Books and Manuscripts, 48, Bedford Square, London, WC1B 3DR.  25 binders from the US, Canada, and the UK were commissioned to bind a copy of this facsimile of the 1913 La Prose du Transsibérien by Sonia Delaunay and Blaise Cendrars, published in 2018 by Two Hands Press.  The exhibition commenced in San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Boston.  For further information about the facsimile project please visit http://laprosepochoir.blogspot.com and to see the virtual Minnesota Center for the Book exhibition: https://www.mnbookarts.org/drop-dead-gorgeous-fine-bindings-of-la-prose-du-transsiberien-recreation/Monday 4 October – Monday 25 October, 9.30 – 1700.  Free.  Booking not necessary.