Thursday, April 17, 2014

The Pope's Bookbinder Receives Honourable Mention from the Alcuin Society

Well we've thought for almost a year now that David Mason's The Pope's Bookbinder was one of our handsomest productions, and it seems that others agree. Want the specs? We printed it as a 6x9 hardback (boards Rainbow BB with a foil-embossed spine), jacket in uncoated Mohawk Feltweave, with the text on 55lb Rolland offset cream with 80lb gloss art paper for the photo spread. The vintage-looking Faber and Faber-inspired cover has been a hit with bibliophiles across the country. The endpapers were taken from a painting of David Mason's Gerrard St. store by Ruth Jackson. And we haven't even got to the limited-edition leatherback copies, hand-bound by Dan Mezza out of London, Ontario ....

Congratulations to David, to typesetter Chris Andrechek, and cover designer Kate Hargreaves. Well done!

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