Open•Set Archive

A Design Binding is a singularly considered and beautifully executed book covering—a unique work of art in the form of a book.
OPEN•SET is a bookbinding competition and exhibition, an event featuring finely crafted bindings. Sponsored by the American Academy of Bookbinding, it is designed to encourage both new binders and professionals and is open to binders worldwide. The OPEN•SET title reflects the two categories the binders complete—the Open Category, in which the artist chooses which textblock to bind, and the Set Category, in which participants bind the same textblock.

View 2017 bindings here

View 2020 bindings here

OPEN•SET 2017 & 2020 Catalogs for sale