Making Of

Binding of a livre de peintre

This book covers the full process from the design stage through the final finishing techniques to create a French fine binding.

The images are from Luigi Castiglioni’s project of a binding for a copy of Jaime Sabartès’s Dans l’Atelier de Picasso, with 6 original lithographies of Pablo Picasso and 30 reproductions.

La Peau Krause

Luigi Castiglioni approach changed when he got a Krause press, which inspired the name “Krause leather.” He acquired the old hand-powered machine (utilized for hot stamping) only because of his fatherly instinct to save it from destruction…