Stab bound sketchbook

About this project

Oblong stab binding in a slipcase

A sketchbook bound in a Japanese classic four-hole stab binding. I like the twist in the design, this is an extraordinarily oblong format!

Each leaf of the book consists of a folded paper. The “open” side of the folded sheet was bound into the book block while the closed edge is outside. To support the oblong format I created a slipcase to snugly fit the book inside.


The book including the slipcase was purchased by Caroline le Meur, a French paper poetry artist living in Morocco. I wrote a blog about how the book inspired her to create amazing pop up art. To my delight she loves working with the book. Read more in the blog here.

artist's book, slipcase