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Baby memory book

30 Apr

I have designed a new Baby Memory Book that serves as a record of all the milestones and memories of a baby’s first years. This special memory book has a blank page for photos on the left side and a personalised printed page on the right-hand side to be filled in with memories.

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This 60-page memory book has pages covering everything from the family tree to first milestones, from the pregnancy to Mammy’s and Daddy’s first date. The baby’s name is inscribed on the front cover and appears on many of the pages making it a very unique gift.

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Architecture Portfolio

25 Feb

This side-bound book was made to showcase an architect’s portfolio. I worked in close conjunction with the architect to produce a minimalistic cover that complemented the portfolio’s subtle design.

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The cross on the cover mirrors the crosshairs featured throughout the text block’s design. I also fitted two extra spacer lengths along the spine of the book. When the architect wishes to add more pages to his portfolio, he can remove the spacers, thus creating extra space for pages.

Memory book

27 Jan

This is a book I made as a 30th birthday present for my friend Clare. A call was put out amongst her friends for any old photos, memorabilia or stories about her. There was a great response and soon I had a wonderful collection of stories, old postcards, photos, ticket stubs, school yearbook clippings and lots more.

 

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I bound the book using a Coptic stitch and used extra boards parallel to the spine to compensate for the thickness of the photos and other things being stuck in on the pages.

For the collage cover, I used a mixture of colours that I associate with Clare, contrasted with red faux leather. I typed her name using an old typewriter, giving it a nostalgic feel.

Stamp collectors box

8 Apr

This is a little box (12 x 7 cms) with an attached lid that I made. I have covered it with paste paper that I made myself in the style of fake wood. It makes a lovely tapping noise when the lid is shut.

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The box is designed for collecting stamps in, but I use it to hold small pieces of jewellery.