Don Taylor

Don Taylor was born in Edmonton and grew up in Windsor. He earned an MA in Romance languages from the University of Windsor in 1975. Don found that he was fascinated by bookbinding and the book arts and moved to Toronto in 1977 to learn more. He studied with Beatrice Stock, and also with Seamus Seamus McClafferty (Yehuda Miklaf) and Annegret Hunter-Elsenbach at Sheridan College in Oakville. Taylor spent two additional years studying with Betsy Palmer Eldridge and since then has taken workshops and courses in a wide variety of book arts subjects led by leading practitioners from Britain, Canada and the United States. Since 1984 Don has taught bookbinding for the Canadian Bookbinders and Book Artists Guild (CBBAG); he also has taught at Fleming College in Haliburton, Ontario; and he repairs and restores books at the Robertson Davies Library, Massey College, University of Toronto.

For twenty-five years Don Taylor Bookbinding was located on John Street in Toronto and shared studio space with bookbinders Reg Beatty and Kate Murdoch. When the building was sold in 2015, Taylor and Beatty relocated to a studio on Islington Avenue in Toronto, not far from the Humber College Lakeshore Campus.

Don Taylor is a multi-talented binder, adept at restoration and rebinding, portfolio presentations and corporate and edition binding. His unique design bindings and book works have appeared in exhibitions across Canada and in France, Italy and Japan. Taylor’s work is found in private and public collections in Britain, Canada, Japan and the United States.

For more info see: www.dontaylorbookbinder.com

The Devil's Artisan would like to acknowledge the generous financial support of the Canada Council for the Arts and the Ontario Arts Council.

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Don Taylor

Credit: Don McLeod