Wild/LIFE, A Fine Binding Exhibition
January 10 – February 12, 2022 | Virtual Exhibit
This traveling exhibit from the Guild of Book Workers features 45 hand-bound design bindings, interpreting the theme of “wildlife” in a variety of ways—from literal or abstract, to humorous or serious.
In a biological sense, wildlife describes the myriad of creatures sharing this planet, interacting and adapting, all connected to each other and their environment. “Wild” also describes an untamable essence that survives despite the constraints of society and culture. As craftspeople, knowledge of materials and keen observation of how they behave (and often how they refuse to comply) is integral to our practice; reminders of how traditional bookbinding materials originate in nature.
Mari Eckstein Gower
Erin Fletcher BB ’12
Bonnie Thompson Norman
Emily Patchin BB ’16
James Reid-Cunningham BB ’90
Peter and Donna Thomas
Thomas Parker Williams
View a video tour of the exhibition on our Instagram channel.