Roman Capitals and Cappuccinos in Italy.
In my further exploration of calligraphy and print design, I studied abroad in Siena, Italy, under the guidance of a mentor and friend of Seattle University. During that time, I learned eight methods of bookbinding. Additionally, I researched the medieval and renaissance calligraphy styles prevalent in the Tuscan region. These detail-oriented crafts encourage a patient way of working and facilitates heightened attention to the functional and aesthetic qualities of a physical object.
- bolt bound hardcover
- perfect bound softcover
- glue bound softcover
- codex bound softcover
- codex bound hardcover
- accordion fold hardcover
- coptic bound hardcover
- Japanese stab binding
Finding The Finest Papers in Florence
On one excursion to Florence, I stumbled upon a paper shop called il Papiro. While wandering through hallways of hand-marbled and woodblock printed papers, an employee noticed my interest in the different marbling patterns. The kind woman named Celeste demonstrated the marbling process for us and I will never forget how satisfying it was to witness the organic patterns be formed by hand.