Paper and The Pleasure of Pattern May 5, 2013 – Posted in: bookbinding, Paper
Claudia Cohen is one of the better bookbinders around. She has done work for the likes of the Houghton Library, the Museum of Modern Art, the New York Public Library, Pennyroyal Press, Heavenly Monkey Press and the Whitney Museum among others. She is currently in the midst of a stunning multi-book collaboration with noted author Barbara Hodgson.
Cohen also collects paper. Really cool decorated paper from all across the globe. Cohen then uses them to create covers, endsheets and box linings for her bindings and boxes.
For the month of May, the Paper Hammer Gallery in Seattle has transformed itself in a giant paper sample book featuring examples from Cohen’s collection.
The paper dates from the nineteenth century to the present and exhibits a variety of techniques, including lithography, offset and block printing, marbling, stenciling, and paste paper.