Concertina binding. Hand dyed and distressed natural goatskin. Foil finishing. Hand printed papers. Text and images (originally a single broadside) trimmed and lined with Japanese paper (due to grain direction going across the page).
Housed in a petrol blue cloth box with navy blue Suedel linings and red ribbon.
I decided to use the River Thames as the subject matter for the design. It was perfect for this style of binding. The Thames creeps over the distressed leather boards, the foil tooling represents different aspects of the city: parks, walkways, roundabouts, buildings and the bridges, abstracted and peppered across the river.