BookLab II binds Russell Marets Specimens

We are proud to have been selected as the binder for Russell Maret’s publication, Specimens of Diverse Characters. Both the standard and the deluxe varients are bound in a modified Bradel binding. The standard has a silver stamped scarlet leather spine with paper covered boards printed Russell’s foundry Lisbon Ornaments. The deluxe binding has a silver stamped scarlet leather spine with gray leather covered front and back boards, the front board being stamped in silver with a specimen of Iohann Titling, also designed by Russell. The standard edition is housed in a cloth covered drop-spine box with a sliver stamped, scarlet leather label recessed in the spine. The deluxe edition is housed in a half leather drop-spine box and includes a cloth covered portfolio of progressive state proofs of three complex prints and a selection of five unbound prints from the book. Inset in the bottom of the box behind a sliding Plexiglas sliding window is a setting of Harry Carter’s passage Type is something that you can pick up and hold in your hand in a special issue of Iohann Titling foundry type cast on a 30pt body and, designed by Russell Maret.