Derek Hood

As a contemporary binder my books are bound using a creative combination of traditional techniques and modern design. My design inspiration is fuelled by a passion for the works of De Stijl, Bauhaus and especially the geometric forms of Ben Nicholson. By combining this aesthetic with my love of contemporary cult fiction I have been presented with an endless source of inspiration and means of expression.

1985-1988 St. Andrews University Library, Apprenticeship in Fine Bookbinding and restoration.
1982-1985 City and Guilds Diploma in Fine Bookbinding, Napier College, Edinburgh

Selected awards
2007 DB bookbinding competition, Hewitt’s Leather Award
2006 DB bookbinding competition, Folio Society First prize
2005 DB bookbinding competition, British Library Award for Finishing
Society of Bookbinders International Competition, Award for Finishing.
2004 DB Bookbinding competition, British Library Award for Finishing

Recent exhibitions
2008 Marlborough Art Gallery, Bath
‘Covered’, Flow Gallery
‘Kyffin’, National Library of Wales
Lord Sawyer Exhibition, House of Lords
2007 John Rayland’s Library, Manchester.
2006 British Library.

2007 House of Lords.
British Library.

Public collection
British Library




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