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©Karlo Jukičić
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Andreja Jukičić

Andreja Jukičić Bookbinder
Monday to Friday 7:00 - 15:00
+385 913083012
©Karlo Jukičić

Books with a twist

  • • Andreja spent her childhood playing in the bookbinding workshop
  • • She took over the family business in 2000
  • • She takes inspiration from designers and tradition

Bookbindery Firšt is a family business with more than 35 years of tradition, awarded a traditional craft certificate by the Committee for Traditional Crafts of Croatia in 2013. The workshop is run by the craftswoman artisan Andreja Jukičić. After finishing her schooling in graphic designer, she took over the business from her father Zlatko in 2000 and established her own workshop with the help of her husband and two sons. The large workshop in Zagreb is equipped with all the necessary tools for machine and hand production of special book binding and for repairing old books. In the bookbinding process, Andreja uses only high-quality graphic and binding materials and is widely recognized by partners, printers and customers for her speed and quality of delivered books.

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  • ©Karlo Jukičić
  • ©Karlo Jukičić
  • ©Karlo Jukičić
  • ©Karlo Jukičić
  • ©Karlo Jukičić
Photo: ©Karlo Jukičić
11/12, open spine binding

The book cover is made of cardboard coated with plasticized Kunstdruck paper, with UV varnish, offset and blind printing. In the cross-section, the cardboard and the threads in red and blue are exposed.

Length 30 cm
Width 16 cm
Height 3 cm

Photo: ©Karlo Jukičić

The book cover is made of 2 mm cardboard with a silk screened title and coated with plasticized Kunstdruck paper. The book block is printed on 150 g Kunstdruck and sewn leaving the blue thread visible on the exposed book spine.

Length 29 cm
Width 23 cm
Height 4 cm

Photo: ©Karlo Jukičić
Before and After Retrospective

The book cover is made of a 2.5 mm thick Eska board covered in white bookbinding linen with black folio and indented blind printing. Black text is printed on the front section of the book block using the screen-printing technique.

Length 27.5 cm
Width 21.5 cm
Height 3 cm

Photo: ©Karlo Jukičić
Swiss binding

The book cover is made of grey cardboard with glued flaps and a thickened spine. The open spine of the book is handmade with liquid glue and silk-screened text on the side.

Length 22.5 cm
Width 17 cm
Height 3 cm

Photo: ©Karlo Jukičić
Modified hardcover

The cover of the book is made of black cardboard with the inside of offset paper. The book is hand-stitched with visible coloured threads on the spine and rounded edges.

Length 11 cm
Width 12 cm
Height 1 cm

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