Growlygracepress's Blog

the practice of practice.


At the heart of the bookbinding is my continuing attempt to make books to the best of my abilities, using a method of construction that is joyous, using the best materials in the world and having a unique take on the design of the cover.

Fundamentally it’s about going to my bench and making progress. I achieve ‘progress’ by identifying and tailoring a solution to the perceived ‘problem’

Problems can be solved by throwing money at them and trashing materials until it gets ‘fixed’ Another way is to become totally submerged in the process of making that the ‘work flow’ will not allow for sloppy work, that being neat, clean, precise, smooth and elegant becomes second nature in the process. It helps that your making a series of them.

Make ten books, evaluate them, identify what works and what failed then make another ten books.

Make them better.





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