STOPAN
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My First Exhbition

One week ago, my first exhibition “Modern artistic binding in two collections” took place at the Regional Museum of History in Sofia. It is high time to send special thanks to the people of the Regional Crafts Chamber – Sofia…

A Collection of Small Riddles

For the last three weeks, I’ve been busy making and filming six little journals. They were conceived sometime last year, but I wondered how exactly they were to be made. I liked the small format of the Girdle Book, done…

Pillars Collection by STOPAN

The “PILLARS” Collection is in itself a story of lost roots and the attempt to trace them back. Inspired by the ornamentation of Bulgarian, Balkan and Byzantine bindings, I wanted to experience the attitude of the old masters when they…

A Few Winter Months of Work

After finishing the Whispers Collection and all the secondary jobs of its promotion I was quite exhausted and began work on the Medieval Girdle Journal as a little break before the next big project. In early December I visited a…

A Modern Take on the Medieval Girdle Book

Some History Girdle books were in the possession of monks and aristocrats in Medieval Europe. This type of binding provides portability, protection against unruly weather and some defense against theft. In addition to these purely utilitarian functions, in the past it…

“Whispers” Collection is Live

It’s with great pleasure that I announce the new “Whispers” Collection officially ready and available for sale. It’s been a long couple of months working hunched over the table sewing, assembling and decorating but to see the whole thing finished…

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