The bookbinding shop at school is pretty incredible. Here are some photos to drool over.
|We have two of these antique cabinets filled with antique tools for|
foil stamping. They were rescued from a shop in Madrid that was
|A close up of the tools. It is a pretty incredible collection and, |
like a lot of our equipment, should probably be in a museum.
The school is very careful with it all and you can only be in
the shop when the professor is there too.
|This platen needs someone to love it/clean it (me?)|
|Each student receives their own work surface and storage space.|
|Some of the equipment, like this guillotine, is just so beautiful. And|
each piece tells a story ... most have a little plaque attached with the
name of the original equipment dealer or manufacturer and the year.
|The cizalla ... or at least one of them. I'm not used to this one yet and yesterday|
I banged my head on it. Since the equipment in the shop doesn't meet current
safety regulations, part of what we pay in tuition goes into an "emergency room" fund.