Lovers of the art of bookmaking will enjoy this photo essay by Allison Meier. The focus is on “one of the more overlooked aspects of book design, the creation of endpapers.” Ms. Meier’s post highlights “a lovely Flickr album of antique book paper patterns dating from 1890 to 1930″ assembled by Norway’s Bergen Public Library. They offer wonderful examples of the craft of “marbling” before artisans were replaced by machines.
Tom is originally from Brooklyn N.Y but has spent his entire professional career in South Carolina, most recently as Head of Reference Services at the College of Charleston. As part of the Against the Grain and Charleston Conference team, he serves as the associate editor of the print ATG as well as the co-editor of the webpage. Tom’s conference duties include coordinating the Penthouse Suite interviews as well as the conference poster sessions.
He received his MLS from the University of Buffalo, SUNY and a second master’s in public administration from the College of Charleston and the Univ. of South Carolina. His wife Carol and he live in downtown Charleston and she is an artist and a tour guide offering historic walking tours of the city.