This fundraising raffle for World Wildlife Fund was made possible by Linette Withers, book binder: Anachronalia.co.uk and environmentalist Samantha Saxby - THANK YOU!
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More about the binding -
"I've reused as much as possible of the original book, boards, and endpapers. The remaining materials are fabric bookcloth (offcuts from my own work), part of a velvet curtain, some decorative wrapping paper offcuts, and kraft paper upcycled from a birthday bouquet of flowers. I deliberately chose materials that are compostable in addition to suitable for the binding theme. Both the materials, gathering in my workshop, and the theme of the book came together to produce the final look.
The green velvet hand print was made to invoke touch and feel, juxtaposing the more ethereal print on the kraft paper. Both are nature, touchable, real but also in danger of fading away. The torn naturalistic edge gives way to an almost lawn like green bookcloth. Within, I kept the link to the tiger with a life-size paw print, the fleeting evidence of animals that may or may not still be living. The cut tree wrapping paper is a fairly straightforward link to deforestation but I wanted to match the paw print to the hand print again in the back endpaper, to show that we are linked, sharing the world but also, with our hands, able to affect it - positively as well as negatively."
More about Planet in Peril:
Shortlisted for Best Anthology - Saboteur Awards 2020 Hardback. 128 pages. Photography, Art and Poetry.
Book guarantee: printed on FSC certified paper and posted using recycled packaging/carbon neutral packaging.
20% of the profits from this book will be donated to The Climate Coalition and WWF. Fundraising total as of May 18th 2021: £207.78
Blurb: When the sciences and the arts begin to work together, a powerful force is created. This anthology was founded upon the belief that words have the power to change. Through poetry, photography and art, creatives across the globe, from the age of 8 to 80, have united to express the urgency of global warming, facing the facts but never losing hope.
"A new metaphor is as useful in the climate fight as a new solar panel design. We need poets engaged in this battle, and this volume is proof that in fact they're in the vanguard!"
- Bill McKibben, Schumann Distinguished Scholar at Middlebury College and leader of the anti-carbon campaign group 350.org.
An anthology for our time
Poetry and Photography
Edited by Isabelle Kenyon
Foreword by Dr Michelle Cain, Science and Policy Research Associate, Oxford University Featuring Emily Gellard Photography and a commissioned poem by Helen Mort