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Maker of the Month
Tom McEwan is a design bookbinder who works from Studio 3, 123 Main Street, West Kilbride.
He is a graduate of Glasgow School of Art and is one Scotland’s leading bookbinders with examples of his fine and design bindings held in private and public collections across the UK, Europe and USA.
He is regularly commissioned to design and execute bindings for short-listed entries to the Booker Prize.
His recent binding of Hugh MacDiarmid’s ‘A Drunk Man Looks at the Thistle’ won a prestigious award at an International Competition and will be on exhibition with other winning entries at Edinburgh University Library from 4 November to 25 February.
Tom’s work is expressive in nature and is always designed as a direct response to studying the text and illustrations of each book. He makes extensive use of gold tooling, inlay and printing techniques on leather and fine papers.