A first edition?
Some people toil for years obssessively on an idea, concrete, never managing to bear any fruit. Others collect every piece of scrap-paper and stray postcard that they find and store them in a mysterious bag of goodies waiting patiently for the time when a spark will descend from the heavens and don them with the creative inspiration sufficient to produce a tiny wonder. The latter is what applies to this tale.
We decided to produce a small edition of these postcard booklets in commanding colours with a Japanese hand stab-stitch and a variety of threads. They turned out really well and for the interior covers, we used whatever we had around: scrap paper, namely. One even has a simple collage design which I think is quite funny, though you may never see it!
Overall, we learned a few clear lessons during the production of this edition:
- Don´t break your tools
- Don´t underestimate the importance of paper weight
- Don´t obsess over the finest of details
- If you care about what you´re doing your books will look good in the end
- Keep making mistakes and keep learning from them, but don’t ever stop.
Of course, there are numerous others but I´ll save those for the future. For now we´re going to bask in the glory of our fine achievement.