A binder’s ticket is a little slip of paper, printed with the binder’s information. Pretty straightforward. But it is more than that. This small slip of paper has been a great venue for design over the centuries; it is also a window into the binder’s world and the context in which he worked; and it is a tool for unveiling the often cryptic history of bookbinding.
Since the ticket is a window into the world of the binder, I thought it appropriate that I call this online journal a ticket; it is a window into this bindery. Enjoy.
My bindery is a one person operation. All work here is approached historically. Follow the blog to see how new bindings are created to match given historical styles, or how restoration is done sensitively to harmonize new and old materials.
Wiering Books is Vernon Wiering, a bookbinder working at books for two score and five years. I also value tinkering, and manage to find times to do so, as often that is where new ideas are born.