About Joe Landry and Katherine Victoria Taylor:
About Joe Landry
Joe Landry has been teaching Book Arts at NSCAD University, in Halifax, Nova Scotia, for the past 17 years. He developed a love for bookbinding while working at his uncle’s bindery on St. Margaret’s Bay Road in Halifax. He has extensive training as a Bookbinder and has studied binding and printing at the London College of Printing in the UK; additionally he has a degree in the Conservation of Rare Books and Manuscripts from West Dean College, in West Sussex, UK. Joe has also trained in Italy, and is an expert in Byzantine and Medieval bindings. During his career Joe has made books for the Royal Family and has worked on books from The Great Fire of London. He owns and operates Leaf by Leaf, where he specializes in book and paper conservation and custom fine bindings.
About Katherine Victoria Taylor (apprentice)
Katherine Victoria Taylor has been working with Joe as his apprentice for over two years. She has a Bachelor of Fine Arts from NSCAD University and is the organizer of the Nova Scotia Chapter of the Canadian Bookbinders and Book Artists’ Guild as well as the Letterpress Gang. Katherine and Joe have worked with notable clients such as The Book of Negroes mini series, University of Kings’ College, Saint Mary’s University and celebrated actor Tom Selleck.