Millimeter Binding Experiments and the Birth of the Linen Collection

The extraordinary spring of 2020 and the hovering uncertainty over these few months led me to a very appropriate type of binding for this period. The millimeter binding originated in the uncertain times of the past, in times of war, when leather stocks were even more valuable and it was necessary to ration wisely with them. The binding is characterized by the strengthening of the book with leather, but only in the most vulnerable places such as the corners, the upper and lower sides of the covers, as well as the part of the spine above the endbands. For the rest, paper or textiles are used as cover material.

In this Linen Collection yellow goatskin was used to cover the upper and lower covers, as well as over the endbands with a continuous strip. The rest is covered with blue-green linen fabric, reinforced at the bottom with paper, and decoratied with a printed linocut – with yellow relief ink.

Finally, the decoration is enriched with silver decorative fittings, made and assembled by my father Ivo Daskalov.

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