— Carved Cover Art

Inspired by sixteenth-century engravings, such as those by Heinrich Aldegrever (1502–1558), the prototype for this Renaissance-style album cover was shown at the 1873 Weltausstellung in Vienna. Fourdinois joined his father’s well-known cabinetmaking firm in 1860 and introduced marquetry carved in relief that incorportated various woods and semi-precious stones.

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— de Gournay

de Gournay is a UK based company specialising in handpainted wallpaper, fabrics, furniture and porcelain, inspired by the finest interiors from around the world and still following the tradition dating back to the 17th century.

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— Shi zhu zhai shu hua pu

This is the World’s oldest multicolour printed book opened and digitized for the first time.


Until now, Shi zhu zhai shu hua pu (Manual of Calligraphy and Painting), was deemed too fragile to be opened, let alone viewed by the public.

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— Wesley-Barrell Casebound Brochure

The English Group: Completed Project


We have now received the linen covered casebound version of the Wesley-Barrell brochure which was produced as a small additional run for this handmade furniture business’s export partners (alongside the greater quantity of soft-cover brochures also produced).

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— Goudy

Happy Birthday Frederic Goudy!!


March 8, 1865-May 11, 1947.


Mr. Goudy was a self taught typographer and printer.  During his career he developed over 100 typefaces.  His most famous being Copperplate Gothic and Goudy Old Style.


The Alphabet. Fifteen interpretative designs drawn and arranged with explanatory text and illustrations by Frederic W. Goudy. New York: Mitchell Kennerley, 1918.


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— Marbled

19th century leather bound books with marbled pages edges.


I think we’ll do this with our next book…


Via: BookPorn

19th century, leather bound book, book, bookbinding, marbled pages edges, marbled, marbleling

— 5th Element

The English Group: Completed Project


First look at the new brand identity and a suite of engraved or die-stamped business cards for luxury interior design practise 5th Element.


The cards have been produced in two colour ways using metallic rose gold die-stamping inks and metallic gilt-edging on both white and charcoal grey textured paper stocks.

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