BOOK ARTS & DESIGN
Books are a journey, a transformative space, a special object and a place to go. My bookbinding practice involves making artist books, teaching book arts as a craft, and book design. Making a book involves a lot of transferable skills and mindful attention. In the increasingly digital age, books keep our tactile senses alive and are a reminder to slow down.
ROCK ROSE PRESS
Rock Rose Press is an indie publishing press, making little books and items of joy. We are pleased to announce our first publication; Anaemesis by spoken word poet Ben Wilson.
Why Rock Rose? I’ve been aware of the plant for many years, and recently discovered it’s a popular ingredient in flower remedies.The plant itself renews quickly under wildfire, and a flower essence it helps build courage and alleviate anxiety in times of emergency. In the Victorian Language of Flowers, Rock Rose stood for surety. Word-wise I enjoy the balance of ‘Rock Rose’; the masculine/feminine, the hard/soft, the permanent/ephemeral.
As an experienced graphic designer, many of my projects involve book design. Some of these projects can be found on my Behance portfolio. If you are interested in commissioning a book design, please get in touch.