Here’s a terrific photo essay on fine book printing. The Porcupine’s Quill is a legend in Canadian publishing. R. Murray Schafer is a legend in Canadian music.
At the Porcupine’s Quill, Tim and Elke Inkster make books. The couple co-founded their publishing house in 1974 in Erin Village, Wellington County, Ontario, and they have been making books by hand there ever since. Today the Porcupine’s Quill produces approximately 10 titles a year and is known for the award-winning quality of its books. This is the story of one such book.
See the photo essay @ R Murray Schafer’s The Story of a Book, Printed and Bound | TINARS.
Wow! Loved this. All those fabulous machines – thunka thunka – turning out all that paper with words on them. Quite beautiful and almost sexy. Not just almost, actually.