Les Contrerimes

Jean-Paul Toulet, binder Paul Bonet. Les Contrerimes.
Paris: H.-M. Petiet, 1930 (1939).

French bookbinder Paul Bonner (1889-1971) began his career as a fashion designer but was inspired by book artist Paul Legrain to turn his artistic attentions to the medium of the book.  Bonet’s style is marked by geometric abstracts that often use patterns to create evocative illusions of depth within a book’s cover, such as in this irradiant treatment of Jean-Paul Toulet’s book of verse Les Contrerimes.