The Casual Optimist

Books, Design and Culture

January 17, 2017
by Dan
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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
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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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