I have been neglecting this space for a little while now. Would like to blame it on the cold weather which made my hands freeze; -9 degrees that according to the weather forecast felt like -17 degrees. Shanghai has an odd sort of cold – the humid type that leaks into your bones no matter how many layers you’re wearing.
My heater also broke down during the coldest weekend in 35 years. #seriousfail
However, that’s not the reason for my tardiness – my fingers have been doing alright. It’s just a mixture of too much work and not enough time. Story of our lives.
Anyway, came across this creation of &Larry and had to share it with you.
“With a legacy dating back to over 60 years ago, Bynd Artisan was established by Singapore’s oldest bookbinder to celebrate the work and joy of master craftsmen. The retail concept is a tribute to the enduring excellence of a small band of homegrown craftsmen schooled in the traditional ways of bookbinding and leather crafting.
We designed a booklet to capture Bynd Artisan’s wealth of experience, knowledge and history, and to act as a tactile extension of their capabilities and dedication to their craft. Also doubling up as a product catalogue, the booklet celebrates the spirit of creativity by utilising an assortment of paper sizes and stocks, each with its own tactile characteristic. Finally, the booklet was collated and hand-bound with Singer sewing in three different thread colours.”
I’m loving everything about it – the stitched binding, asymmetrical pages, mixed materials/paper stocks, and colour tone. Mmm, good design makes me happy.