Design Binding Show

Exhibition :: Design Binding Show

Dates :: Saturday, August 13 thru September 13, 2016

Location :: San Francisco Center for the Book, 375 Rhode Island Street, San Francisco

Design Binding Intensive

This summer San Francisco Center for the Book tried something new: a one-month long design binding class with visiting master bookbinder from England, Dominic Riley.

Working on a beautiful text from the Old Style Press, eight students enrolled to take this extraordinary journey, creating their own special bindings for this remarkable book. 'A Song About Myself' was written by a very young John Keats, and is an hilarious and quirky poem, set in gorgeous calligraphy by Andy Moore, and printed by Nicholas McDowell last year. 

With all the students working on the same book, a fascinating range of designs and ideas took shape, and you are invited to come and see for yourself the results of their bookbinding marathon.


Elizabeth Newsom
Toby Schwartzburg
Beth Redmond
Richard Pollock-Nelson
Mary Risala-Laird
Brian Liekse
Lisa Heer
Cheryl Ball
Emily Patchin