BOOK ARTS & DESIGN

 
 

BOOK ARTS

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.

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BOOK DESIGN

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.