The Pixel binding (coursecode: PB-01-23)

In this master class, Benjamin introduces his latest design: the Pixel binding.

Note:: This will be the last time Benjamin will teach this binding!

The Pixel binding is a structure in which the boards (and the spine) are made up of a multitude of squares (the ‘pixels’) which hinge with one another and thus give the binding a remarkable feel, half way between a hard cover and a soft cover binding.

The grid visual that results from the board composition is a striking feature that can lead to many different design concepts.

During this two-day master class, you will learn the basics of the structure by creating a Pixel binding in paper, with suede flyleaves and leather headbands, for one of your books.

Participants will be required to bring a book with content in sections, sewn, glued up and ready for the next steps.

All other supplies, including a special tool indispensable to create a Pixel binding, will be provided in a material pack.

This master class is only suitable for experienced binders.

Date:Friday 07 & Saturday 08 April 2023
Time:Day 1: 9.30-17.30, day 2: 9.00-18.00 h
Costs:€ 350,- incl. coffee/tea & lunch, material pack € 80,-
Number of participants:Six
Availability:Full – You can sign in for the waitinglist
Location:Bindery Wilgenkamp, Blokker, The Netherlands
Guest teacher:Benjamin Elbel
Language:English, French, German, Dutch