I’m so excited to share our second piece in the 10 Artists, 1 Paper showcase, Flower Book by Don Taylor. Don is a magnificent Book Binder and has been a great friend of the store for the last 10 years and we were thrilled he wanted to be involved.
Artist: Don Taylor
Title: Flower Book
Materials: Goatskin binding with Chiyogami paper onlay
Artist Description: My medium is bookbinding and I decided to produce a sketchbook bound in full black goatskin with an “edited” piece of the Chiyogami onlayed onto the leather before covering the boards. The paper was pasted onto the leather and pressed until dry. Then the back side of the leather was sanded, which allowed the paper to be embedded into the surface of the leather. At that point the leather and paper laminate was used to cover the boards of the binding.
Take a look at this great feature of Don and his incredible work and passion!