Designer Bookbinders Exhibit Opening and Fellows Lectures
North Bennet Street School

The NBSS Bookbinding Department will celebrate the opening of the Heroic Works bookbinding exhibit with two illustrated, exciting presentations from Designer Bookbinders Fellows.

9:30 am: Sue Doggett will offer an informal, illustrated presentation about her approach to design binding, including a look at a recent commission binding of Lac de Pleurs. This presentation will include samples, a discussion of design, and plenty of Q&As.

12:00 pm: Lester Capon will present an illustrated lecture entitled Extreme Bookbinding. This talk about the ongoing work preserving the Garima Gospels, a 6th century manuscript and the earliest known book in Ethiopia, will also include a description of work done on two 15th century vellum fans, all undertaken in the rock hewn churches of Northern Ethiopia. Lester will discuss the environment and unusual working conditions encountered.

The event and lecture are both free and open to the public. Seating for the lecture is limited, please RSVP here.