Fairytale Book Covers By Latvian Artist Aniko Kolesnikova

Latvian designer-artist-sculptor Aniko Kolesnikova, working under the moniker “Mandarin Duck,” is a specialist making book covers depicting dragon, bird, fantasy, animal and nature-related polymer journals as a passion. Thanks to her workmanship, custom orders also crowd on her.

Bookbinding in the west dates back to 5 th century, though the earliest evidence of bound books is the 8th century St. Chuthbery Gospel. Those days, materials used for bookbinding varied as wood, leather and cloth including human skin for some, then called anthropodermic bibliography. Kolesnikova’s dedication to book binding is so intense that she has engraved Youtube Tutorials on book cover designs too. So, if you detest binding using skin, she would teach you polymer binding techniques.

Some instances of her book binding depict sculptures of frog, owl, Indian elephant, skull, nature’s footprint, leaves, pictures of love making, insects, lizards, flowers and much more engraved on the cover. They look awesome.

Credit: mandarin-duck.com and Etsy.com

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