You Can Judge a Book by Its Cover!

By blind jury, fifty iconic books were selected for inclusion into the OPEN●SET exhibition now on view at the Central Library until October 28.

This exhibit showcases finely crafted bookbinding. Unlike mass produced books, these handbound books will last for centuries! The title of the show is a clue to the kinds of covers that have been created. Open means that the artist had free reign to create a cover of their choosing. Set refers to a specific title, in this case David Esslemont’s out-of-print title, Inside the Book.  Bookbinders were charged with designing a cover for the contents of a book that shows you how to design, print and publish your own book. Continue reading “You Can Judge a Book by Its Cover!”