Design binding for Neverwhere (by Neil Gaiman), 2011
Upcycled leather, upcycled mail carrier bags/garage rags, upcycled street cleaner bristles, handmade/hand-dyed paper, wasp-nest paper, linen thread, davey board, mat board; found paste paper end sheets; pop-up inclusions; block with original sewing
Gaiman’s characters wear scavenged clothing—multiple layers of soiled, thread-bare, mismatched garments. The binding reflects this scavenged, gritty aesthetic by attending to it literally. Unexpected doors and pop-up figures are embedded in the covers to reflect the female protagonist, Door, who is able to create doors that give access to incongruent times and places.
A Pop-Up Culinary Herbal, 2011
commercial cardstock, construction
A Pop-Up Culinary Herbal puts ancient medicinal theory into "modern practice." Using pre-scientific logic, it links twelve heirloom vegetables—illustrated in fully-dimensional, pop-up form—and their curative properties with 21st-century ailments.