Birth of a Book

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A short film of Slightly Foxed Edition No. 17, Mango & Mimosa being printed and bound by Smith Settle in Yorkshire. Commissioned by the Telegraph. Shot by Glen Milner.

Birth of a Book from GLEN MILNER on Vimeo.

A short vignette of a book being created using traditional printing methods.

For the Daily Telegraph. Shot at Smith-Settle Printers, Leeds, England. The book being printed is Suzanne St Albans’ ‘Mango and Mimosa’ published as part of the Slightly Foxed series.

Shot, Directed & Edited by Glen Milner

The way our printers work and how they conduct their business is important to us. Our Yorkshire printersSmith Settle, have been with us from the beginning and are true friends of Slightly Foxed. Founded in 1981, they are among the now rare breed of craftsmen printers, producing beautiful leather-bound hand-sewn books for the likes of the Folio Society. It’s to them that we owe the consistently high standard of printing and elegant appearance of Slightly Foxed and of our books and the quarterly.

www.smithsettle.com


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  1. Angela says:

    Fascinating. I’ve watched it three times in a row already. More of the same, please.

    • Slightly Foxed says:

      Thank you for watching. Yes, it’s beautiful and compelling and I never tire of it. Our printers, Smith Settle, are very special indeed, and we so appreciate that each and every one of our books is produced this way.
      Best wishes, Anna

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