The one-stop guide to making a celebration that's all about you with ubiquitous, affordable, recyclable paper! Letterpress artist, designer, and once-bride Esther K. Smith inspires you with one-of-a-kind invitations, albums, guest books, and more.
Planning an elaborate event? A simple, sophisticated soiree? Or something wild and wonderful? Customize your wedding with fresh paper ideas from the author of the classic How to Make Books and the ingenious Magic Books and Paper Toys Learn to make your own exciting, affordable mementos, invitation wraps, pop-up maps, save-the-date postcards, and party décor-projects with maximum impact that require only simple tools and basic skills.
New to paper crafts? Start with lined envelopes. Ready for a challenge? Learn to stitch special
bindings for your guest book and photo album. There is even a project for the groom to-be. Just grab
the good scissors, choose your paper, and begin! Smith's inventive techniques and no-nonsense
wit will inspire you to make your own paper-perfect wedding.
What others have said about this book.
"Esther K. Smith is the queen of paper crafts. This clever and useful book will open your mind about the possibilities of paper." – Ellen Lupton, author Design Your Life: The Pleasures and Perils of Everyday Things
"A true artisan, Esther K. Smith takes ordinary elements and creates extraordinary results." – Maria McBride, author of The Perfect Wedding
About the author:
ESTHER K. SMITH collaborates with typographer Dikko Faust at Purgatory Pie Press in New York City. The, Press was featured in Martha Stewart Weddings and the New York Times. They made journals for Martin Scorsese and invitations and paper toys for David Letterman. Solo exhibitions include the Victoria and Albert Museum and the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Other books by Esther K. Smith available from www.calligraphity.com
How to Make Books
Magic Books and Paper Toys
1st edition, 2009, hardback, 144pp, full colour throughout, 19.8 x 26 cm