What is Ars Obscura | A Bookbinding Community?

Ars Obscura | A Book Arts Community is generating book arts topic ideas and a social community dedicated to sharing knowledge in all aspects of the book arts: bookbinding, gilding, art books, conservation, and restoration. Our goal is to create awesome book arts related content ranging from book and tool reviews to videos showing detailed techniques and processes.

"Kranz Books Bindery is the driving force behind Ars Obscura, which is creating Content for Social Book Artists, from bookbinders to conservators!"

- Ezju

So what does Ars Obscura | A Book Arts Community actaully have to offer you?

Making book arts information readily accessible through our posts here on Patreon in the form of written words, photographs, videos, infographics, and audio clips, is combined with a social interaction and professional discourse on all things related to the book arts. If you join our Ars Obscura | A Book Arts Community here on Patreon you will have access to exciting bookbinding informational and educational media in the form of digital & print tutorials, video tutorials and lectures on bookbinding and fine bindings, and book humor!

Ars Obscura | A Book Arts Community is operated by the bookbinders and conservators at Kranz Books Bindery, a small, family owned and operated, traditional, hand-bound book bindery based out of Erie, Pennsylvania. In addition of operating Ars Obscura | A Book Arts Community, Kranz Books Bindery specializes in creating bespoke modern book art and historically accurate bindings.

Our goal is to share all aspects of bookbinding knowledge and preserve the tradition of a lost classical skill and art. This is where you can help as a Patreon of bookbinding and book arts!

Visit The Ars Obscura | A Book Arts Community now for more information!

What Are The Membership Levels?

Join the Ars Obscura | A Book Arts Community here on Patreon today and get exclusive access to incredible and informative book, book arts, conservation, and restoration information. Help us realize our vision and provide you with exclusive content from the greatest bookbinders and conservators the world has to offer!

This is a reward tier for those of you who would like to support our Ars Obscura | A Book Arts Community efforts due to your general love of books and interest in what I am doing.

This is a reward tier for those of you who would like to specifically support my reviews of bookbinding, book arts, conservation, and restoration techniques, schools of thought, tools, books, and products.

Are you a Book Artist or admirer of Book Arts? Then this tier is for you! You will be able to follow my explorations of both contemporary and traditional artistic practices related to the book as an art object.

The Best Membership Tiers For You!

The Bookbinder

$10

  • Exclusive Access to Bookbinding Content
  • Early Releasees Of New Bookbinding Videos
  • Behind-the-scenes Previews of the Bookbinding Processes
  • Monthly Chance to Win Each Bookbinding Project
  • All All of The Book Lovers Membership Benefits
  • Plus All of the Bookbinder's Review Benefits!
  • ...and More
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Honey Badger Binder

$29

  • Access To All Book Lovers Content
  • Access To All Book Artist Content
  • Access To All Bookbinder's Review Content
  • Access To All Bookbinding Content
  • Access To All Conservator Content
  • ...and More
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Conservator

$10

  • Exclusive Access to Conservation & Restoration Content
  • Early Releases OF All My New Conservation & Restoration Videos
  • behind-the-scenes Previews of the Conservation & Restoration Processes
  • All All of The Book Lovers Membership Benefits
  • Plus All of the Bookbinder's Review Benefits!
  • ...and More
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