Hand printed and bound book
A special commission to celebrate my friends new baby girl, Rosa!
I created original designs and hand printed them using lino on coloured paper to create a striking spine for the book and sections inside.
The front cover was also designed, cut and hand printed on buckram book cloth to reflect my friends love of all things letterpress.
The book was then bound using an exposed coptic stitch, leaving lots of room for adding bits and pieces as Rosa grows up.
A private commission, I made this sketchbook/journal and created the personalised cover for a 30th birthday present.
As a lover of all things books, I wanted to create a classic sketchbook and cover for Holly, whilst maintaining a contemporary style.
The sketchbook was made with an exposed coptic stitch in contrasting colour, with handprinted endpapers.
I love this style of binding for a sketchbook as it leaves much more room to add things without distorting the pages. It also means you can open up the sketchbook flat for easier working.
The cover uses upholstery fabric so it's more robust and I also added some wadding to the spine for further protection.
Art-Book project #1
Using a combination of watercolour, screen-print and embroidery, I’ve created a Spring-inspired book using classic natural indicators of the changing season.
I like the idea of symbols in folklore. Like the classical elements, they hold a huge amount of spiritual and emotional weight. A small logo that is elegant and simple, but can carry the idea of something as big as the seasons themselves.
I’d love for this to be one of a series of four art-books, each with its own original symbol at it’s centre, illustrating the change in the natural environment as the year passes.