Exhibition celebrates the handmade book

[email protected] Pleon is celebrating the art of handmade book making and design in its exhibition of book works by Eri Funazaki and Danny Flynn.

Each book has been printed by hand using individual metal type, a form of printing known as letterpress. Some pages have also been embellished with blind and gold tooling. All of the books were hand bound using ‘design binding’, a mix of traditional and modern bookbinding methods.

The alphabet prints in this exhibition are taken from one of the books, ‘28 Characters’, an ‘A - X, Y & Z’ of letterforms. New letterpress and screen-printed work and a series of exquisite bronzes depicting a little man struggling with his existence will also be on display for public viewing from Thursday N through 7 January 2011.

Eri Funazaki is an award-winning bookbinder and artist. Danny Flynn is a professional print maker and typographer. The project syarted started with a series of drawings Funazaki began in 2000 for which Flynn was asked to write text.

Flynn says: “It is more an exercise in unlocking each psychological narrative that Eri has already suggested pictorially.”

Recently, Flynn donated his [email protected] Pleon-commissioned 'Kylie Minogue' screenprint to the 'Dentaid' auction held at the Saatchi Gallery.
The [email protected] Pleon series is hosted by the London office of PR agency Ketchum Pleon, which can be found at 35-41 Folgate Street. More info can be found on the [email protected] Pleon Facebook page.


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