The Beautiful Lost Art of Bookmaking, Revitalized [with Anthony Bourdain]

created at: 09/21/2015“There was 5 exabytes of information created between the dawn of civilization through 2003, but that much information is now created every 2 days, and the pace is increasing,” so says Google CEO Eric Schmidt. While the truth of the matter is a little more nuanced, but as the world begins to flood itself with content, the quality of its delivery is becoming increasingly important. Hence, the resurgence of hand-crated books like the ones bound by Arion Press using painstakingly exacting methods in this process video from Anthony Bourdain’s Raw Craft series.

Where some might scoff at the esoteric skillset of the bookbinders, I found myself inspired by their commitment to quality and artistic integrity, especially where no one would see it.