In 2012 Maria discovered a great hidden treasure in Fitzroy North called Renaissance Bookbinding: “I walked in the shop and I was absolutely amazed by the fantastic collection of books, printing press machines, metal and wood type collections, not to mention the wide knowledge of Nick Doslov, a great professional bookbinder who has been in the business for over 30 years, and whose love and passion for the trade is worth everyone’s respect.
During my first visit to his shop I approached Nick and without hesitation I asked him for a 6 months apprenticeship with him. Nick was incredibly kind to accept my suggestion, and a couple of weeks later I was hands-on learning the art of bookbinding. By the end of the journey, Nick helped me to produce some notebooks with the tagline “The best quality goods always make you happy”. We cut, fold, sewed and glued the notebooks. Finally, the cover and the spine of the book was hot foil embossed with the gorgeous Heidelberg Platinum.
Book size: 185x260 mm (size based on Magnani had-made paper for waste free). Paper: hand-made Magnani paper 160 gsm.
Hardcover 1: A quarter binding (leather + watercolour marbleling decorative paper). Spine: Rounded back with golden foil embossing. First and last sections with watercolour marbleling decorative paper. Hardcover 2: Leather with golden foil embossing. Spine: Square back binding with with golden foil embossing. First and last sections.