When we think about bookbinding, the first thing we think about is often books. But handmade boxes are a wonderful treasure in their own right. One of our favorite structures, the Clamshell Box, has been used historically to preserve or present documents or photographs. Here at HSS we've created clamshells for a variety of purposes. Have a look: The same box, two different looks and purposes. The first functions as the library box for descriptions of Archery Summit's finest wines. The second is our own travel-size portfolio.
A personal project, this clamshell box is the home for a sonata written by Molly's grandfather.
Some variations on the clamshell box. The first shows a box fitted with an internal drawer and an album that fits above. The second is, well, just a really BIG version made to hold a selection of prints for amazing photographer Toni Greaves.
Our friend, photographer Lincoln Barbour, asked us to make a case for his wooden-covered portfolio (created by another company.) A clamshell box designed to coordinate (that includes an attached postcard pocket) works perfectly.