The Casual Optimist

Books, Design and Culture

January 17, 2017
by Dan

Irma Boom’s Library

The New York Times visits Dutch designer and bookmaker Irma Boom‘s new library of experimental books: Irma Boom pays careful attention to word choice. The Dutch designer, one of the world’s pre-eminent bookmakers, is loath to say “client” and refers to … Continue reading

March 27, 2012
by Dan
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Birth of a Book

A short film created for the Daily Telegraph by Glen Milner, Birth of the Book captures a book being made using traditional printing methods. Shot at Smith-Settle Printers in Yeadon, Yorkshire, the book being printed is Mango and Mimosa by Suzanne St Albans … Continue reading

November 17, 2009
by Dan

The Complex of All of These

3000 (ish) photos of Abigail Uhteg making 35 books over a 2 month period at the Women’s Studio Workshop in Rosendale, NY: (via Jacket Copy amongst others…)

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