Guildhall Library Exhibtion ‘LondEnfold’
18 Nov – 13 Dec 2014
Book artist Meg Green has created a series of works inspired by the archives of Guildhall Library, the largest collection in the world
devoted to the history of a single city.
In a special Guildhall LIbrary Exhibition, these unique 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.
Eight hinged folios, Index, Drop down panel box.
Each folio contains a detailed composition inspired by a specific book within the Guildhall Library. Discover the details of each book by matching the folio image to the Index thumbnail to locate it within the archives.
Look INSIDE the box!
Fold-out reversible pamphlet.
Inspired by the Broadsides collections of Guildhall Library.
Twelve panels depicting details of selected Broadside sheets within Guildhall Library’s archives. Each panel includes the Broadside archive reference number.
Open this book and SEE all the pages!
Back-to-back book with fold-out timeline and diptych.
Pictorial timeline of the history of Guildhall Library informed by Dr. Peter Cook’s 2012 lecture for Gresham College on this subject. Layout and artwork inspired by the architecture of Guildhall Yard and the Roman Amphitheatre situated directly beneath street level, access via Guildhall Art Gallery.
Evening view & reception: ‘LondEnfold’
Thursday, 11 December, 6 – 8pm
or register with Some Odd Pages on Facebook
“Guildhall Library Artist-In-Residence Meg Green presents ‘LondEnfold’ a range of original Artist’s Books inspired by the Library’s collections. Meg will be discussing books as artworks, and vice versa, along with some of the eccentric ideas and projects which fuel this unusual occupation. The presentation will be followed by an open reception where visitors are invited to browse the Artist’s Books with time for questions and discussion.”
An Introduction to Books Arts
Thursday, 4 December, 1 – 4pm
£45 Advance booking essential
“Discover a range of techniques and make your own books during this half-day workshop. Led by Meg Green of Some Odd Pages Book Arts studio, this interactive session lets you explore materials and develop your own ideas in Book Arts and bookbinding, perfect for creating unique artist’s books and for Christmas. Materials included, tools provided. No experience necessary.”
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.