Working out of his home studio, Alexander (Sasha) Mosalov produces a variety of works of art along with bookmaking- including acrylic and oil paintings, mixed media collages and hand crafted paper, to name a few. Alexander’s passion and unique skills are unparalleled in the field of bookmaking.
The creator of Bookdestiny along with his formal education, was handed down fine bookmaking techniques from his uncle a master Bookbinder, collector and connoisseur.
Alexander began his bookmaking career as an edition binder, during a time when a huge amount of literature was banned by the Soviet Government. Although it was extremely risky, Mr. Mosalov followed his love for fine books and literature by binding and distributing banned books all around Moscow. Thus, Alexander gained notoriety as the 'go to guy' for much of the high demand banned literature.
The risk was worth the reward. Through this experience, Mr. Mosalov developed his own style and technique, inventing never before used methods involving cardboard, cloth, wood, and leather transformation.
Today Bookdestiny brings you unique custom books, journals, and photo albums - combining traditional masterful bookmaking techniques with the stunning signature of a true artist. When you pick one up, you will feel its history.