(in person): Celebrating 2020 Vision & SFCB's Design Binding Intensive Students

August 18th, 2022 6:00 PM

  • Event Type: General event
  • Start: August 18th, 2022 6:00 PM
  • End: August 18th, 2022 8:00 PM
  • Sessions: 1
  • In-person or Online?: In-person

This event is a celebration of the conclusion of SFCB's month-long Design Binding Intensive workshop, works created by students during the workshop, and of Nomad Press. Dominic will give a brief talk; students Robin Brandes, Vanessa Hardy, Kathleen Rydar, and Beth Thomas will share their completed fine bindings and stories related to creating their individual works of art. 

2020 was the one-hundredth anniversary of the Society of Wood Engravers. To mark the occasion, Pat Randle of the Nomad Press collaborated with collector Nigel Hamway to create this remarkable book. In an edition of 340 copies, 2020 Vision is being hailed as one of the most important private press books of our time. Hamway commissioned nineteen contemporary artists to create a new engraving, also asking them to choose a historical artist who has inspired them. Additionally, Hamway provided original blocks from his own collection for the printing of the book; Oak Knoll Press writes about 2020 Vision “The result, printed by Nomad Letterpress at the Whittington Press, places the engravings of twentieth-century greats - John Farleigh, John Nash, Monica Poole, Geoffrey Wales, Gertrude Hermes et al. - alongside today's artists and presents the viewer with a snapshot of the changing nature of the engraver's craft.” 

Design Binding Intensive instructor Dominic Riley chose this superb book for SFCB's month-long immersive class at SFCB. Over the course of four weeks, students work through the steps involved in making a fine design binding in a small group setting. In-class lessons address complex design execution, leather decoration, creative gold tooling, and box making. Additionally, workshop students have worked closely with instructor Dominic Riley, acquiring many tips and tricks of the trade garnered from Riley's thirty years as a fine binder, conservator, artist, teacher, and exhibitor.

*Well-fitting face masks are required at all times while indoors at San Francisco Center for the Book.

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