Interested in handcrafted, one of a kind, or lavish art books?
The online fundraising platform, Kickstarter, now has a section highlighting hand made objets d’arte, including letterpress, art books, and hand bound editions of public domain classic works of literature.
In college, I worked for months on an art book of etchings that I had professionally bound with a custom inset cover, hand dyed headbands, and lovingly selected end papers. I love the detail and design thought that goes into a labor of love like an art book. The rich textural quality of letterpress is one of life’s delights.
It’s exciting to see support from around the world for Old World craftmanship and thoughtful design.
Particular projects that blew me away include I Will Live Forever, meditations on mortality by the award-winning innovator of three dimensional cut paper cartooning & illustration Maëlle Doliveux, and The Crawling King, a fully-illustrated collection of horror stories by award winning independent animator, Einar Baldvin.