This is a one-off design binding of the Folio Society’s imprint of Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men.
The binding focusses on Lennie’s need for tactile interaction, especially his love for soft and fluffy creatures. The spine features cut out letter with the sheep fleece poking through. The book is fully covered in a sewn boards binding, with natural coloured book cloth that has been hand toned. The touch and look of the cloth evoke the dusty life of the itinerant farm worker. Blue and gold marbled paper peep-throughs on the front and back cover speak to the starry dreams they held, while also tying in to the interior illustrations. The endpapers are a sandy yellow marbled paper that carry the theme from the cover into the book.
The book is housed in a custom made solander box to protect it on the shelf. The cutout sections from the book cover are used on the presentation box, giving a hint to the binding inside.