Monday, 29 December 2014

Pocket Book by Jack Beveridge

I received a superb little a superb little Christmas book from London agency BOB Design. This beautifully presented, package arrived in a substantial envelope and wrapped in silkscreen printed (in two colours) tissue paper.
As you can see from the wording below, BOB set a design brief - re-inventing the book as an object isn't an easy brief!. ...and then producing the end product.
...which is this amazing, pocket book.
This 160pp casebound, notebook is around 130x120mm, formed into the shape of a pocket. Covered in red bookcloth, it not only forms the basic shape but also is rounded so that it follows the contours of the cheek in the back pocket!
The whole thing is exquisitely made - all aspects of the binding are perfect - the V shape in particular is a triumph.
Below is a close up of the leather tab and the sewn sections (10x16pp sections) - this is a truly exquisite piece of binding.
The silkscreened poster, which tells the story of the whole project also incorporates thumbnail sketches of the students designs.
Close up of the thumbnail sketches:
The book is produced by one of the leading book-binderies of the world: BuBu. A few years ago I visited Buchbinderei Burkhardt (BuBu) in Mönchaltorf  near Zürich in and was amazed at the combination of the commercial bookbinding, hand bookbinding studio and digital book production. BuBu is an amazing business producing quality, long forgotten in some areas of the UK printing industry.

Jack Beveridge graduated in the summer with a first class honours degree and you can find him here:

Creative directors at BOB are Mireille Burkhardt and Kieran O'Connor.
Posted by Justin Hobson 29.12.2014

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