bespoke handmade book service, hand bound books
bespoke handmade book service, hand bound books
bespoke handmade book service, hand bound books
bespoke handmade book service, hand bound books
commission bespoke postcard book designed, layout and binding by michelle abadie
commission bespoke postcard book designed, layout and binding by michelle abadie
michelle abadie bespoke handmade books
commission bespoke postcard book designed, layout and binding by michelle abadie
michelle abadie bespoke book designer artists books
commission bespoke postcard book designed, layout and binding by michelle abadie
bespoke handmade book service, hand bound books
commissioned handmade books bespoke to order vintage slides
bespoke handmade book service, hand bound books
vintage photographs, bespoke handmade book service, hand bound books
vintage photographs, bespoke handmade book service, hand bound books
commissioned handmade books bespoke to order vintage slides

BESPOKE HANDMADE BOOKS

Tailor-made and personalised books make perfect, unique gifts for special occasions so turn your art, stories, ideas, photography or memories into beautiful books that will stand out from the crowd.

 

This bespoke handmade book service offers an alternative to the world of glossy printed books that dominate the market. You can collate and design as much or a little as you want and Michelle Abadie will do the rest.

 

Commissions, handmade photo albums, hand bound scrapbooks and handmade notebooks are all available to order.

 

An example of a commission is Nana Lou’s Postcards, which was made on request of Nana Lou’s grandchildren. The postcards were sent to Nana Lou, when she was two years old, from her father whilst he was ‘somewhere in France’ during the First World War. Michelle Abadie scanned the chosen postcards, designed, printed and bound 5 copies for the family and one copy for the Imperial War Museum, London.

 

Other examples of bespoke handmade books are:

  • your grandparents slides which have been gathering dust in the loft for decades;
  • your husband’s childhood photographs;
  • an artist’s compendium;
  • a collection of postcards;
  • a commemoration of some cultural events that happened the year of a loved ones birthday.

 

To see more details of commissions and taylor-made books click here.

 

These books are beautiful, well-crafted objects in their own right and something to be treasured, particularly in the age of cheap publishing and e-books.

 

All the books are hand produced.

 

 

Michelle Abadie has been making artist’s books, including collating, designing, printing, and binding, for and on behalf of maj and maltby designs, since 2001. Her books have been exhibited and sold at The Study Gallery, Poole, Dorset; Off The Shelf, Sherborne, Dorset; Hardware Gallery, London; Made In Bristol, Bristol; The Exchange, Brunswick East, London; Unveil’d Book Fair, Exeter. She has been selected for Artists’ Book Fairs in the Baltic and Liverpool Biennial and her handmade ‘found’ collection of books has been featured in Foxhole Magazine.