Incite by Design

Caustic visions and shared thoughts on design, marketing, creativity, philanthropy, pop culture and business philosophy by Toronto design firm, Ricksticks Inc.

2006-05-08

Fetish Objections?

Do you lust over rows of wooden letters? Do you take a guilty pleasure from the movable type hiding in your closet? When you choose a home, is the accommodation of a some-day press, (like a medieval torture device) a consideration?

Do your loved ones beg you to purge part of your library? Have you constructed a philosophy around the object of the book? Do you breathe deeply its scent? Fondle its paper discretely? Delighting in its obscene pallets and textures?

I’m afraid then, that you may indeed be a bibliophile. But not to worry, there are others like you, others who delight in the paper, type, printing and construction of the handmade book. So indulge, and know that you’re not alone.
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