Hidden Narratives and Bookmaking

Carhartt DIY bookmaking
Carhartt DIY bookmaking
Carhartt DIY bookmaking
Carhartt DIY bookmaking

Carhartt DIY bookmaking
Carhartt DIY bookmaking
Carhartt DIY bookmaking
Carhartt DIY bookmaking
Carhartt DIY bookmaking
Carhartt DIY bookmaking

In the words of bookmaker Kit Leffler, there is a hidden narrative behind every object and image. A story is always longing to be told and shared. When you’re the writer, you get to control the tale and the mold the mind map set before the reader.  Through the work of your hands, you create something people will interact with and take with them. That intimate impression is unlike any other art form.

Kit has been refining this craft for years at Minnesota Center for Book Arts. They provide the perfect place for paper making, letterpress, and bookbinding. From beginners to old pros, everyone has something worthwhile to say through images or the written word. Why don’t you try your hand at storytelling? Use the chart above for a few ideas on how to get started.