THE OLD SCHOOL PRESS

A designer binding of Lowlands Away by Robin Brandes.
 

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Cover illustration archival pigment printed on cotton vellum laminated with abaca. Spine covered in dark blue Harmatan goat leather. Endbands and leather hinges made with dark blue Harmatan goat leather. Doublures and flyleaves painted with acrylics on abaca by Robin Brandes. Endsheets painted with acrylics by Robin Brandes on handmade St. Armand Old Masters paper.

Robin writes 'The tattered sail during a grave storm suggests the dark dreamy moments before the message in a bottle, "Farewell to all we love: last clinging barnacles of hope; " written by the Captain of the Cynthia sailing barge entrusted to the sea and "lost in the vague play of the waves." ' 

Copyright Martyn Ould 2022. Text and image copyright Robin Brandes 2022.