The August guest speaker was Joseph Harb, MDes(Hon), bookbinder and artist.
Following the meeting, Joseph Harb, gave an interesting talk about his training as a bookbinder, developing his artist books and the pleasure of teaching bookbinding. Joseph utilises traditional bookbinding techniques to produce his intricate and often confronting artist books. Members were able to see some examples of his books — small books (some the size of chocolates) and also a selection of interesting artworks. The covers of Joseph’s books were made out of fine leather, beautifully made and well presented.
Joseph has worked with the book arts for many years, and teaches at COFA and The National Art School.