With Mother’s Day coming up next month, I am sharing my mom’s gift from last year. Putting this letterpress printed book together was a multi-step, somewhat improvised endeavor and I loved every minute of it. There is no one who deserves all the effort that went into putting this together more than my mom!
After printing the text on a Vandercook press, I painted the pages with watercolors. I used a modified accordion style binding and finished it off with a hard cover (made of extra thick chip board) covered in beautiful Japanese paper. I covered the spine of the book in Japanese paper that I added a tie-dye effect to, the colors of which match the coloring on the interior pages.
Here are some of the interior pages. Click on the images to enlarge them.