Alex: Book Art

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Alex is an schooled book artist and designer in his forties, backed by stay over 15 years of experience. He aimed to create his own personal recognizable style -and refined his bookbinding skills, enriching it with other handmade crafts. Many hours are spend on experiments with new techniques, utilising his learned skills and techniques to construct unique and extraordinary books.

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Alex created this this hand made special commission piece based on the classic Universal picture of Frankenstein 1931. In this unusual project, he explains “my skills were really tested but exceeded expectations. I gave a new dimension to this ring binder – a kind of realistic skin feel and touch. Leather has real soft touch like human skin. The body of the book also has a very rustic effect encompassing the decaying monster from the film. The skin parted exposing it’s wound – quite perfect.”

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In this Book of Shadows, Alex hand tinted and specially embossed the leather. The page edges are carved and gilded with antique specialist bookmakers paste for more realistic vintage feeling.

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The Vampire’s Coffin, bound in black leather. Within the book, the face of Dracula is hidden.

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Check out more of Alex’s work in the gallery below.