Sunday, 18 April 2010

Glasgow International Artists Book Fair 2010

I visited the Glasgow International Artists' Book Fair last Friday, and what a busy, exciting and inspiring day it was! Every book on show at the fair was completely different, and there were many, many things which I would have loved to buy, but I ended up choosing this lovely little piece by Sarah Morpeth.

I fell in love with the detail of this little concertina book of crows, with it's stitched fabric-bound cover and the crisp black wings of the birds. I think the nicest aspect of this book however, is that it as much a sculptural object, as a book. This is one book which will always be open in my flat!

I learned toPerfect Bind & Japanese Stab bind, with a very nice man called John Heron. I was so impressed with the book that I made, that I can't wait to make more. Cook-books, Note-Pads, Sketch-books and Story-books- I'm raring to go!
Being a badge-fanatic, I also picked up this very cute button badge, by an artist whos name I didn't get. It is very inventively pinned onto a train ticket to Chesterfield. I love it. If you're the artist- get in touch- and i'll credit your good name!

1 comment:

Olly said...

The book with the crows is wonderful! xx