About the Artist:
Kerstin Tini Miura studied bookbinding techniques and design in Germany, Switzerland and France. Since 1968 Tini has lectured and taught on four continents, is featured in several TV documentaries as well as in numerous magazines and newspaper articles. Her work has been exhibited more than sixty times worldwide. Five books about Tini’s work have been published so far. ( countries of exhibitions: Germany, Sweden, Denmark,
Norway,Finland, Austria,Switzerland, France, England, Italy, Spain, Canada, USA, Brazil, Argentina, Japan, China, Brunei )
In the mid 1990s I decided to leave the field of competition to the next gene-
ration so that it could be known for their own work. I made an exception for the Mostra competition in Italy because I was personally contacted by the organizer who asked me to do my part and make the competition a success.
Graduation work - 1st prize in West Germany, 1961.
1st and 2nd prize in the Swedish and Scandinavian bookbinding and design competition in 1963, 1965, 1967 and 1971.
Prix Paul Bonet, Ascona, Switzerland, silver and bronze medal, 1971.
Silver medal in Prima and Secunda Mostra Internationale di Religatura
D’Arte in Assisi, Italia, 1998 and 2002.
Teaching courses in bookbinding - School for Graphic Professions, Stockholm, Sweden, 1968 - 1974.
Nixon Scholar, Whittier College, 1982
Guest Professor, Meisei University, Tokyo, Japan, 1993 - 2002. ( history of
books and book design )
Co-founder and Faculty Member: American Academy of Bookbinding, Tel-
luride, Colorado, 1993 - 2003.
Advisor to the National Art Museum, City of Qingdao, China, 2000.
Jury Member: Qingdao First International Print Competition, 2000, China.
Internationale Meister der Einbandkunst, Germany, 1964 -
Association Internationale de Bibliophilie, France, 1988 -
President of Japan Bibliophile Binding Society, Tokyo, Japan, 1980 -
Designer bindings in full and half leather with specially made decorated paper covering the sides.
nobel paper bindings.
double elephant and elephant folio designer-bindings.
limited edition bindings.
Nobel Prize Diplomas, Stockholm, Sweden.
Global Citizen Award, Boston, USA.
L’Oreal Art and Science Award, Tokyo, Japan.
Awards given by Tea Ceremony Schools.
Private and royal collections, libraries and museums in Europe, America and Asia.
Commercial Book Design:
Hermitage Art Collection, St. Petersburg, Russia.
Gli Affreschi di Michelangelo nel Vaticano, Vatican City, Italy.
John James Audubon: Birds of America, double elephant folio.
Medical Encyclopedia: Tokyo, Japan.
Dust jacket designs.
Logo, symbol mark and body design for a Boeing 737 air craft, “Air Nepal International”. The changing political situation in Nepal did not allow for the Nagoya - Katmandu flights to begin.
Boxes and Wrapping Paper.
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