Guildhall Library Artist-In-Residence Exhibition
‘LondEnfold’ by 2014 Artist-In-Residence Meg Green features a series of works inspired by the special collections of Guildhall Library, the world’s largest collection devoted to the history of a single city.
Meg’s hand-bound books expand off the page and climb out of the covers depicting some of the more unusual aspects of London’s extraordinary sense of place.
Exhibition runs Tuesday, 18 November through 13 December.
Workshop 1-4pm, Thursday 4 December, Advance booking required 020 7606 3030.
Presentation and Evening Reception, 6-8pm, 11 December, no booking necessary.
Looking forward to seeing you there!
Guildhall Library: the Library of London History
“Guildhall Library is a public reference library specialising in the history of London. The Library’s printed books collection comprises over 200,000 titles dating from the 15th to the 21st centuries and includes books, pamphlets, periodicals, trade directories and poll books. The collection covers all aspects of life in London, past and present, its trade, people and buildings. In addition, we hold extensive collections covering maritime history, business history, clocks and clockmakers, internationally renowned collections of books on wine and food, historic English law reports and British parliamentary papers and statutes.”
Commemorative Book for Special Event
School teacher Abi Seager of Bishopsgate School contacted Some Odd Pages for help with a class project. One of her students, Reuben, was moving to another city and the class wanted to make him a special commemorative book. With some easy guidelines from Some Odd Pages, Abi asked all the students for drawings, photos, artworks of any kind with a few words to Reuben and their signature. It didn’t take long at all to create the covers, title and binding for Rueben’s special book. The whole class presented their book to Reuben on the last day. Here’s what Abi said about the project:
Hi Meg, The book went down a storm! Everyone loved it. Reuben’s mum sent this message:
“Thank you so much for contributing to such a special book for Reuben. He was overjoyed and it made him so happy. Thank you for creating such a special memory.”
So as you can see she and I and the children are all very pleased with it. Thank you once again, I will certainly be back to create more books. Have a great summer, Abi
We love participating with groups on these projects. Nothing captures the unique gesture and special presence of your friends like their own hand writing. You don’t have to draw well to express yourself in a few scribbles and add your own words and images. It’s wonderful how the voice of each person really comes through and creates a really special memory.
The binding for a commemorative book isn’t expensive or complicated. Starting at £35 we provide some simple guidelines for making the pages. You deliver the prepared pages, your book is bound in a soft or hard covers with cover title and title page, and returned to you ready for presentation. Easy peasy and a lasting memory of the people and special events created in their own hand.
CONTACT the studio for more details and your idea for your own book.