PETER JONES, designer bookbinder. RED FOX PRESS & FRANTICHAM BOOKS. ~ Los Angeles Palm Trees.
Achill Island, Ireland Rex Fox Press 2014
One of only 69 signed and numbered copies. 24 screen printed pages. 25 x 33 cms. In a superb binding by the great British bookbinder Peter Jones in an engineered binding of brown, tan and green morocco backed wooden and perspex boards with palm tree and signs design in various coloured pape applied to perspex sections. All housed in a superb wooden, orange felt lined box, perspex windows with original upper wrapper screen print on the upper cover. Original screen printed back wrappers in a pocket at the back.
Franticham Books is a collaboration beetween Francis Van Maele & Antic-Ham printed at the Red Fox Press. The binding statement declares: Through my choice of materials, design and structure I sought to capture the essence of the scenes depicted within the book. The treatment of the spine and adjacent shapes are palm trees with the shapes at the foredges being stylised representations of signage, viewed from street level. The structure of the binding was devised to cope with the particular demands of a thick single section text block printed on heavy paper. The original covers of the edition binding have been incorporated into the box as the top of the lid."
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