The Guardian has been running a series of articles called ‘Disappearing Acts,’ focusing on ‘disappearing’ or presumably ‘endangered’ crafts such as bookbinding, making brooms, caskets, saddles, and restoring stained glass. Apart from the poorly chosen series title, The Guardian has done a nice job capturing the many procedures involved in bookbinding, and has posted a good audio slideshow showing binders at work in Shepherds’ Sangorski & Sutcliffe bookbindery in London. Worth a surf.
Above: Ali Strachan of Shepherds’ Sangorski & Sutcliffe bookbindery in London.
— Paul Razzell