Special commemorative edition – call for cover artists!

The team behind In Memory: A Tribute to Sir Terry Pratchett are going to release a special commemorative edition of the anthology on March 12.  We are looking for graphic artists who are willing to lend their talents to a new cover design, which will reflect the book’s content and purpose.  It could include something on the theme of ‘memory’, or reflect the stories within the book—it’s up to you! Since all proceeds from this book are going to Alzheimer’s Research UK, we can’t offer any payment, other than good karma and the chance to be involved in something which celebrates the memory of a man who has affected so many of us. The cover must include the authors’ and editors’ names, the Alzheimer’s Research UK logo (there are several types and colour variations which could be used), and, of course, the title. As a general rule, the design should…

Binding ‘In Memory’ — Part 2

The Leather Cover Let’s be honest: when we think of beautiful, impressive books that will outlast the centuries, we think of tomes: heavy, leather-bound books that look like something Gandalf would peruse. The leather cracked from old age and adorned with gold decorations. Their exterior reflecting the worth of the words and wisdom inside. Now, I’m afraid I can’t bind a book of that size. But I can bind In Memory – A Tribute to Sir Terry Pratchett in leather and then decorate it with gold hand tooling. In my last blog post, I’ve shown you how I created the ‘book block’ for this bookbinding project. If you have missed it, fear not, you can read it here: Binding ‘In Memory’ — Part 1. This time, I’m showing you how I create a fine leather cover for it. The gold hand tooling will then follow in the next post. Step 1 — Preparing the…