British designer wins book binding prize (via @PublishersWkly)

This is just really pretty, and worthy of a Friday post:

Given the theme of William Shakespeare, Riley produced a binding made of brown and black goatskin which depicts the story of Pyramus and Thisbe.


The prize was set up in 2009 to recognise craftsmanship and creativity in the contemporary art of bookbinding. This year is the second time it has been held.

Check out pictures of some of these amazing pieces here: