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Artisan Books


 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
  
 

QUALITY, BEAUTY, PERMANENCE

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A superior limited edition book for

creative professionals, artisans and individuals.



PAPER

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  • Sublime and non-reflective, our paper is easily one of the most beautiful surfaces for a book
  • Guaranteed not to fade or discolour for over 500 years.
  • Manufactured using windpower, our library of congress certified paper is carbon neutral

PRINTING

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We were early adopters of the new digital technology
that made individual books affordable

 

 

BINDING

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Artisan Books are made up by hand, using traditional craft techniques.
All book have colour matched endpapers as well as head & tail bands



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THE TEAM

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JO HILTON

PARTNER

Trained at the University of the Arts, London Jo joined the business in 2001 as a partner.  With a love of books,reading, design and ‘making things’....

FRANCIS ATTERBURY

PARTNER

As a frequent visitor to his father’s business Westerham Press, Francis learnt his trade at a young age. After training at the London School of Printing...

SORAYA VEALE

PRODUCTION ASSISTANT

Soraya graduated from the  University of Kent  with a degree in Graphic Design.

With four years of Graphic design training and a range of experience...

ANDREW BARRON

DESIGN CONSULTANT

Andrew started his professional career with the Conran Design Group in the 1970s, having training as a graphic designer at Canterbury College of Art.  

 

STYLE

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We offer three styles

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LARGE 330 x 300        PHOTOGRAPHERS LANDSCAPE 230 x 340         STANDARD 235 x 210




PAGES

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We work from 36 pages and upwards in 12 page increments.

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CLOTH

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Eighteen vibrant coloured cloths are available for the binding
or choose your own, unique shade

 

 

DESIGNERS

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design1INNOVATIVE DESIGN
We work with some of the most creative and innovative design consultancies in the world. Our books are the perfect platform for your creativity. Available in three great sizes,all our books are case bound, hand sewn and printed on Mohawk paper, these basic ingredients form our ‘benchmarks of quality’ and are the perfect canvas on which to impose your vision.

 

BESPOKE
As well as the typography, layout and colour elements, there are a myriad of other exciting and luxury additions to consider to customise your book. Embellish with bespoke book cloths and papers, emboss details, add foil blocking. You could add pages of specialist or rare papers such as metallics, hand made sheets, pressed flowers or foils. The only limit is your imagination.

 

LUXURY EXTRAS
All our books come in an attractive box, but why stop there? We can make bespoke presentation boxes, slip cases, Solander boxes and other ways of making your book presentation unique – tailored by you just for your client. If you can imagine it, we can make it. We love a challenge!

 

NOT A DESIGNER?
…and if you’re not a designer? We have a series of three beautiful design templates available here. Each considered and created by Artisan Books.

 

BLOG

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A Fine Romance

12-Feb / blog / 0 COMMENTS

Last year were approached by St Margaret’s Hospice in Somerset with regards to providing a prize for their charity raffle in order to raise much needed funds.    We of course offered an Artisan Book to a lucky winner.   Our competition winner Andrew Stradling tells us all about it.   We met you ...

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Your most treasured possessions…

28-Jan / blog / 0 COMMENTS

  How many of us have still got boxes of photographs in our lofts? No? How about in cupboards on shelves then, or hundreds of snaps filling up your computer? Over the years we’ve found that not only do we have our own collection, but we have begun to inherit wonderful old photographs ...

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Artisan Books and Walead Beshty

22-Jan / blog / 0 COMMENTS

Currently at Hurtwood Artisan Books we are working in tandem with California based photographer and sculptor Walead Beshty to create one of our largest and most exciting projects ever. Walead is well known for his Picture Made by My Hand with the Assistance of Light series from 2006, drawing comparisons ...

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An Award Winning Book…

09-Dec / blog / 0 COMMENTS

Simona Aru, a book of photographic Art.  Recently, Artisan Books won an award in the digital printing category at the British Book Design and Production Awards 2014. The book was Simona Aru, the self-titled compilation of work by the eponymous Sardinian photographer. It’s always nice to simply be nominated for ...

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CONTACT

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PLEASE GET IN TOUCH WITH ARTISAN BOOKS, WE WOULD LOVE TO TALK TO YOU ABOUT YOUR PROJECT

ARTISAN BOOKS

31 Station Road West
Oxted, Surrey
RH8 9EE

01883 370932
hello@artisanbook.co.uk