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Yiannis Evangelidis

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Established since
Self Operational
HND Print Media in Fine Bookbinding and Book Repair, Glasgow College of Building and Printing, UK & BA Technology of Graphic Arts - Faculty of Fine Arts and Design, Technological Educational Institution of Athens, Greece
Work experience
Working in binderies and for libraries and institutions and organizing bookbinding classes and workshops in several institutions since 1999.
Memorable notes
Participation in several design bookbinding exhibitions in Europe
Production range
Small production

Can you describe your workspace?

Location, place, atmosphere

The lively bindery in the center of Athens is my parallel living world.

Why are you a binder?

History, personal attachment

The love for creation by hands, arts and books.

What do you like so much about your work?


It combines the knowledge of the methods and history of book making, freedom of expression, cooperation with other lovers of graphic arts.

Byzantine Binding
Girdle Book

Which work represents you the best?

Personal, preference

Designing the process of making and decorating a book. It needs to fit in the freedom of expression, with the skills for making a high quality and functional book.

What techniques are you specialized in?

Field, specialization

Innovating modern bindings, byzantine bindings.

Why are you so good at that specialization?

Experience, unique qualities

Many years of experience in classical bindings and conservation technics gave me the ability to use the traditional technics as functional and decorative elements of contemporary artistic bindings.

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