Wild Aloof Rebel [Design Binding].
Morell Printing, 2020/2022. Limited Edition. Hardcover. "The book was created by Brenda Gallagher in 2020 for the Guild of Bookworkers travelling exhibition “WILD/LIFE”. All quotes are from the television sitcom “Schitt’s Creek”, created by Dan Levy and Eugene Levy. Black and white illustrations of sweaters worn by David Rose opposite one of his pithy quotes. My design inspiration were the strong black and white black and white sweater graphics." [artist statement]
Coleen Curry is a contemporary design binder. Since she bound her first book in 2003, Coleen’s aim is to craft technically evocative bindings that provide a visual, sensual, and tactile experience. In 2009, Coleen received her Diploma in Fine Binding from the American Academy of Bookbinding (AAB). In addition to teaching at the American Academy of Bookbinding, Coleen has led workshops in leather and stone binding as well as leather dying and surface treatments since 2014. She is past President of the Hand Bookbinders of California and a current Board member of the San Francisco Center for the Book. Her work has been widely exhibited internationally and has won several awards. Coleen’s work is held in private and public collections, such as the Bancroft Library, Boston Athenaeum and Bainbridge Museum of Art. Coleen is Canadian and lives on the California coast where she crafts design binding, and in her free time, swims and rock climbs. Fine in Fine Archival Box. Tight, bright, and unmarred. Full leather binding with laced on boards in embossed black calf. Edge to edge doublures in debossed white calf. Silk embroidered end bands with JP flyleaves. Three incisions across front cover with white calf leather. Natural rough edges. Housed in metallic custom clamshell box. 105x133x20mm Numbered limited edition of 11, this being 6. Signed. Item #11224