The Bicycle Diaries: One New Yorker’s Journey Through 9-11
By Richard Goodman
With wood engravings by Gaylord Schanilec
Midnight Paper Sales, Wisconsin, 2011
15/20 in sheets
Book: 233mm x 136mm x 20mm
Box: 264mm x 163mm x 43mm
Bound by Hannah Brown in 2020

This is the second of two bindings done on this text block, the first of which was bound in 2014 for the DB Private Press Touring Exhibition, ‘InsideOUT’. It is a full leather binding in dark brown goatskin with miscellaneous coloured leather onlays. Sections of the cover leather are washed with acrylic paint before embroidering. The leather is then embroidered over the onlays with using a variety of embroidery stitches.

The cover design illustrates the scene of a bike parked on a New York Street whilst the author gets closer to the aftermath of 9-11. The wheel spokes are made using fine black wires that are passed through the boards and secured in place. The endpapers and doublures are printed with bicycle tyre tracks, and the front endpaper additionally has a bicycle track pierced out with gold leaf visible through the holes.

The book is housed within a Padauk wood box, with a title panel attached to the top lid of the box. The box is lined with green felt.