Brendan Reichs, Ally Condie
With a pattern originally crafted from beechwood and dark brown leather, this stylized cover once contained Jeremiah Schweiglinum’s Handbook of the Lord’s Supper. It was produced at the Berg & Neuber printing house in Nuremberg, Germany – especially notable for its female director, Katharina Gerlachin – in 1568.
Open the cover of this Golden Pathway book and discover a world of possibility! Featuring a German book binding pattern dating to 1568, this design suggests an ornately engraved door or magical gateway.
This stylized cover once contained Jeremiah Schweiglinum’s Handbook of the Lord’s Supper, which acted as a guide to leading the Lord’s Supper, or Communion. It was produced at the Berg & Neuber printing house in Nuremberg, Germany, especially notable for having a female director, Katharina Gerlachin, which was highly unusual at the time.
German art in the 16th century was strongly influenced by the Northern Renaissance happening throughout Europe at the time. With an emphasis on exuberant gold decoration, this cover is emblematic of the era’s artistic expressiveness. Originally crafted from beechwood and dark brown leather, the binding can now be found at the Museum Kunstpalast in Düsseldorf. Though the original book has been nearly destroyed over the centuries, our design team spent countless hours restoring it to its original glory in red and gold.
Take a trip down the Golden Pathway and you will be transported to a place of pure creativity and inspiration.