ELON MUSK’S IDEA OF A PRINTER ON MARS

I have Virginia Woolf and a rural childhood to thank for the idea that a handsome book was something that could be made swiftly, as needed. Reading her diaries at a young age, with no worldly experience to attach to what I was reading, I doggedly ploughed through rather than savoured them. And I became … Continue reading ELON MUSK’S IDEA OF A PRINTER ON MARS

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Brilliant Books for Musicians

Creating my Sydney Opera House book was as much about creating a process for making books as the object itself. The first music-merchandising book I made goes all the way back to the Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds Murder Ballads album. The illustrations in the cd’s booklet, from a 19th century Grimm’s-like Cautionary Tales … Continue reading Brilliant Books for Musicians

Creating Perfectly Perfect Books for Musicians

Whatever it takes to get it right. The most exhilarating and nerve wracking part of putting my Sydney Opera House book together is making the small changes required to make it perfect. It’s conceptually fixed. The writing is done, corrected, and the layout designed. The last part of the puzzle, next week, is to select … Continue reading Creating Perfectly Perfect Books for Musicians