Philip Smith is an internationally renowned designer bookbinder and book artist. He has been designing and creating intricate and fascinating bindings for well over 50 years and has been awarded gold and silver medals in several international competitions. In 2000 he was awarded an MBE for services to Art.
Philip is also a great innovator, having invented and pioneered several ground-breaking
and influential techniques and structural developments. His work is represented
in many private collections and can be seen in several public collections overseas
and in the UK including the V&A National Art Library and the British Library.