While we usually celebrate the written word and the creativity of storytelling, it is always nice to take a moment and see the true artistry of bookmaking itself. As with most master crafts, every step in the process is done with perfection, care and pride, resulting in the wonderful treasures that fill your bookshelves. Shot, directed and edited by Glen Milner, Birth of a Book is a short vignette showing a book being created using traditional printing methods.
For the Daily Telegraph. Shot at Smith-Settle Printers, Leeds, England. The book being printed is Suzanne St Albans’ ‘Mango and Mimosa’ published as part of the Slightly Foxed series.