Deaths of the Poets by Reed and Reed
The design derives from the borders used throughout the drawings by Reed. I wanted to do my own take on it, and thought the lovely red cabbage paper would be perfect. I used the illustration of Villon as my muse because I thought the contrast of the jail bars and the flow of the border would be perfect.
10” x 9” x 1.3”
Bound in blue goat skin with laced in boards. Red cabbage paper makes the border around the man. The man is made of black spray paint and gold foil. Gold foil is spread through out the holes of the red cabbage paper. Gold foil spine title. Leather hinges and sewn endbands. Paper paste downs and flyleaves. Textblock sewn on Japanese paper hinges.