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Letterpress Update

By Paul Watson on .

I’ve been putting some hours into the Letterpress side of the Book of the Erinyes recently, and have made a fair bit of progress. Yesterday evening I managed to print out the text for the first section (there’s only one page of text per section). I’d spent an evening the previous week meticulously…

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Victorian Gothic Revival “Papier Mâché” Binding

By Paul Watson on .

One of the fashions of the “Gothic Revival” during the mid-1840s to 1860s was for “monastic” style bindings that imitated the Medieval wooden book covers. Rather than reproducing these in wood, the Victorians (presumably for reasons of cost and mass production) recreated this style with…

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Marbled Paper

By Paul Watson on .

One of the elements of the handmade Book of the Erinyes will be the use of marbled paper — sometimes on the outside cover, and sometimes on the endpapers/inside cover. As with all the parts of the book, I’m determined to make it all myself, so I bought myself a copy of Techniques for Marbleizing…

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Romilly Saumarez Smith

By Paul Watson on .

Just got back from seeing Romilly Saumarez Smith: Bookbindings for Eileen Hogan at the V&A. It’s a small exhibition, just outside the National Art Library, but it’s definitely worth a visit. Obviously I was on the look-out for inspiration for binding the Book of the Erinyes, and Romilly Saumarez…

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Research in New York

By Paul Watson on .

I’m lucky to be on a work trip to New York at the moment, and this morning—my bodyclock still working on UK time, and the rain pouring down—I managed to grab some time to visit the Morgan Library and Museum on Madison Avenue, not far from my hotel. The Morgan began as the private library…

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New Erinyes photographs

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A couple of weeks ago I did the first set of “official” photographs with Dawn (who is modelling in the role of Tisiphone). Despite some problems with my camera (serves me right for being lazy and relying on the auto-focus when I was shooting in low light!) I managed to get some great photos,…

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