Christopher Shaw


Having been taught and worked in very traditional methods, I see myself as a craftsman who occasionally creates designs on books, rather than a designer who binds books to express themselves. I tend to use gold as my first choice of decoration, as I feel the play of light on the gold gives the design movement and depth, but aim to use it in a non traditional way i.e. solid blocks. I want my designs to have balance, a sense of place on the book and relate to the text.

Selected awards
2003 Designer Bookbinders Bookbinding Competition, Elizabeth Greenhill Award
2002 Designer Bookbinders Bookbinding Competition, Elizabeth Greenhill Award
2000 Designer Bookbinders Bookbinding Competition, Elizabeth Greenhill Award and Finishing Prize

 

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2008

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