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6646 Hollywood Boulevard
Hollywood, CA, 90028
United States

(213) 223-6921

Stephanie Gibbs, a bookbinder in Los Angeles, CA, offers edition and fine binding, book conservation, custom boxes, and paper repair for contemporary and historic books, manuscripts, and documents to clients throughout California.

film prop books

Props for films, photography, exhibits, and display can be made to any specifications and deadline, using a variety of materials and techniques.

Gibbs Bookbinding is pleased to work with designers, art directors, and assistants in the creation of props for films, commercials, photography, interactive exhibits, and other situations. All work is custom, to client’s specifications and deadlines.

The below images and information provide an introduction to options within the studio: many more variables can be accommodated!

Please email the studio at GibbsBookbinding@gmail.com, or call (213) 223-6921, with as many details about the project as are available.
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A range of items created in the studio, demonstrating different visual and material options:
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from top to bottom, left to right:

  1. Music video prop. The Foo Fighters, The Sky is a Neighborhood. Sewn binding to open flat. Interior pages: blank pages; printed pages; hand-dyed pages. Cover: hand-dyed goatskin leather, gold foil stamping.

  2. Red leather historic style binding. Gold foil stamped corners and spine. Edge of book pages painted gold.

  3. Historic style bindings. Archival books. Hand-dyed calfskin leather cover. Raised cords on spine. Gold foil stamped red leather labels.

  4. Hand-dyed leather historic style binding. Gold foil stamped corners and spine. Edge of book pages painted for aged effect.

  5. Yearbook. Re-used vintage interior text. Blue artificial leather cover. Foil stamping using 3 dies, in 2 colors: white and gold.

  6. Jeweled binding. Inset brooch in front and back cover. Silver foil stamping in corners for front and back cover. Blue goatskin leather cover. Blank text pages.

  7. Wooden boards. Archival books. Cloth spines with original vintage leather labels. Maple veneer covers.

  8. Paper reproduction binding, from digital files. Interior archival book. Paper imagery printed, then tea-stained and hand-dyed.

  9. Artificial Fur and Genuine Fur. Reused vintage interior text. Inset glass eyes. Genuine rabbit fur has leather nose, genuine whiskers, suede lined ears, and tail.


Different materials have different working properties. A full range of colors, textures, and styles is available, of which these are samples:

from top to bottom, left to right:

  1. hand-dyed goatskin leather (L) and red goatskin leather (R)

  2. clockwise from left: suede, red bookcloth, red artificial leather, tan goatskin leather

  3. tan goatskin leather (L) and hand-dyed goatskin leather (R)

  4. suede (L) and red goatskin leather (R)

  5. red bookcloth (L) and red goatskin leather (R)

  6. red artificial leather (L) and red goatskin leather (R)

  7. red goatskin leather, red artificial leather, red bookcloth

  8. blue artificial leather, blue bookcloth, blue goatskin leather

  9. white buckskin (L) and white lambskin (R)

Please contact the studio for more information about the full range of textures, leathers, bookcloth, and other materials.

See below for links and specifications.


Edge decoration options:

Silver, gold, artificial aging (two effects).

Other colors can also be used.


Artificial aging of paper:

Acrylic painting or tea-staining for different effects.


Specifications:

Exterior:

Interior:

Client-provided dummy textblocks; client-provided printed signatures to be sewn to open flat

Studio printing of PDF files; studio blank pages in a range of colors; studio artificial aging.