Paul Gailiunas


"I design and execute bookbindings, usually using traditional materials: leather, decorated paper, gold tooling. Sometimes the design has a mathematical element, for example two books that I used to illustrate my presentation at Bridges 2006 featured knots."


“The Hunting of the Snark ”

2008, Nigerian goatskin, 13" x 8" x 1" (closed)

The overall pattern is derived from a tiling of X pentominoes generated by dissecting each of them into four S pentominoes, then dissecting each of these into four L pentominoes. The additional motifs are taken from the illustrations, by John Vernon Lord, to this new edition of The Hunting of the Snark.