06 dec Box your book – Alice on Show
December 6, 2021 – August 2022
At the Book Art Fair #Boekkunstbeurs in November 2021 the winning 34 boxes of the international ‘Box your Book’ challenge were showcased. It was wonderful to see how each maker had created a box complementing the book that holds a special place in the heart.
All submitted 89 boxes are in the catalogue, published by the organising committee of the Stichting Handboekbinden (the Dutch Society of Bookbinding).
I am delighted that my pop-up box Alice in Wonderland was one of the designs chosen by the jury and now showcased among such amazing entries. More information about my entry and the competition here and also on the website of the organisers: stichting-handboekbinden.eu/boxyourbook
When the competition was announced in 2020, I immediately knew it would have to be this edition of Alice in Wonderland with amazing illustrations by Dutch illustrator Floor Rieder. Check her latest work here.
In 2022 the boxes will go on tour, so that they can be seen for a longer period of time.
The exhibition can be visited at the following locations and periods:
February and March: OBA Oosterdok | Oosterdokskade 143 | 1011 DL Amsterdam, NL
April: Museum Jan Boon | Straight Street 146 | 1483 BG De Rijp, NL
May and June: Bookbinding Center Echten | Zuidwolderweg 2 | 7932 PP Echten, NL
July: BplusC Library Leiden | Nieuwstraat 4 | 2312 KB Leiden, NL
August: Main Library Scharpoord | Maxim Willemspad 1 | 8300 Knokke-Heist, BE
Pictures © 2021, Anna in Paperland