Mary Shelley’s ’Frankenstein’ - Bookbinding by Dimitri
“I wanted the binding to convey the essence of the story, that its mere view could tell you what’s inside, to be intrigued by it. And what would be more iconic for the specific book than to be bound from leather scraps stitched together? I searched at the drawer where I keep leftovers of the leathers I use and took up random pieces. I wasn’t picky, I even chose some with minor stains, and most of the pieces vary in their texture, from smooth to porous to buffed ones. I wanted something a bit “messy” and just a hint gross.
Last but not least, I wanted something really special for the endpapers, so I found some anatomy notes from 1830 and Voila!”