The Island. Geert Mak. Illustrations by Max Kisman. Translation by Liz Waters.

(The Hague, Netherlands: Stitchting Handboekbinden, 2016.)

Edition of 700 for the International Miniature Bookbinding Competition 2016/2017.

54 x 75 x 13mm

Bound reliure à cru in red goatskin, in miniature. Design elements include leather endbands and black Strathmore pastedowns and flyleaves, with a tiny, circular green leather inlay on each pastedown. Untitled & unsigned. Custom box. Bound in 2017.

The design is developed from the stories of all the different people moving to “The Island” of Amsterdam, a progression on the verso that marches toward a cluster on the recto.