This is a buttonhole binding which means that there is an opening in the front and back covers which are underlaid with an iridescent material which mirrors the colour of the bouy I used for this book cloth frottage technique. I effectively transposed the raised lettering on the bouy onto my white book cloth through the process of rubbing over it with a coloured pencil.
There is also an opening at the spine that looks through into the inside of the book with the bookblock becoming part of the outer design of the book.
A buttonhole binding is a lovely book structure that invites creativity in the design process.
This book was inspired by an early morning walk at Grenitote beach where I found this lovely bouy which tells a story of far away places and 'plasticos'.
The sewing that holds the book together shows in parallel lines of thread on the spine.
The interleaving papers are a textured pastel green and blue Hahnemuehle Ingres paper which are deckled as is the rest of the book block, adding to its organic and substantial feel.
The book block is made from an acid free paper, 170gsm, which is ideal for writing, drawing and sketch book purposes.
Dimensions: 19cm x 19cm x 3.7cm