A drop-spine box is a beautiful presentation for a limited-edition book: a livre d’artiste or collection of poetry, or even a corporate gift. I have produced editions ranging from a single box to 100 boxes.
Drop-spine boxes are usually covered in Japanese fabric or linen, fully lined with archival paper. Can be foil stamped on front cover or spine with a title, name or logo.
At left: Selected boxes commissioned by various artists for suites of etchings.
Shown here: Portfolio for Tony Fitzpatrick’s Rain Quartet, a suite of etchings. Edition of 15.
Construction: Covered in Japanese cloth, fully lined in Somerset (to match the etchings). Three interior archival flaps secure the etchings plus title and dedication pages. Silver foil stamping, single-tie closure.
Practical, durable and distinctive.
This is an elegant yet unpretentious presentation. Ideal for display or storage, to hold a single print or certificate, or a suite of etchings or photographs.
Shown here: Assorted portfolios covered in paper, with linen spine and corners. Fully lined in archival paper. Tie closure. (Option of interior flaps.)
Shown here: The Lotus Blossom, a collection of poetry. Edition of 75 case-bound books with hand-sewn signatures and 10 drop-spine boxes.
Materials: Book and box covered in iridescent Japanese cloth; book endsheets and box interior lined with Japanese handmade paper. Tipped-on label is letterpress printed and hand-colored.