Making Books

A few weeks ago Effie and I got away from behind our computer screens and attended a book binding course at London Centre of Book Arts.  

We arrived wide-eyed and excited. We were greeted with coffee and donuts, exploring the studio filled with letters, paper and prints.

When the tutor (Simon) asked why we were there, we both had the same response. As graphic designers we tend to sit in front of a screen all day. Craftsmanship is something that is intrinsic to design, though at times there seems to be an absence of it when working digitally. There is no longer a physical connection to what we are creating until the final product has been finished or printed.

We found that making books, being involved from cutting the paper to foiling the cover turned out to be both a challenging yet rewarding task.

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