Tag: Book Production

This Folio Life: Recreating one of literature’s most imaginative books

Posted on 04/06/2020

In our latest blog we explore an ancient bookmaking technique that ensured our limited edition The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman was a truly authentic tribute to the original novel. …


This Folio Life: How we crafted Utamaro’s blind blocking

Posted on 04/07/2019

One of the many challenges the Production team faced when undertaking to reproduce Kitagawa Utamaro’s Studies from Nature was how to recreate in our facsimile the texture of the relief printing, which …


This Folio Life: Honouring the poems of Wilfred Owen

Posted on 31/10/2018

Neil Bousfield’s sensitive work was the perfect commission for the third and final book in Folio’s limited edition War Poets series. Neil lives in Norfolk, fortuitously the same county as Victoria Hal …


This Folio Life: Mapping Captain Cook

Posted on 15/10/2018

Maps are an incredibly important part of any edition that deals in exploration or travel. To celebrate the 250th anniversary of Captain Cook’s first voyage, we knew we wanted to find the perfect map t …


Judging a book by its cover

Posted on 20/01/2014

The Folio Society has been sponsoring the Designer Bookbinding Competition since 1990. The aims of the Competition are ‘to encourage professionals, amateurs and students to produce originally designed …


Sara Ogilvie and John Lawrence in conversation

Posted on 06/03/2013

For the new issue of FOLIO magazine our art director, Sheri Gee, asked two of our favourite artists to discuss their approach to book illustration. John Lawrence and Sara Ogilvie held the following em …


Making the Shortlist

Posted on 05/10/2012

Fantastic news for us this autumn is that three Folio Society editions of The Handmaid’s Tale, Fahrenheit 451 and The Bhagavad Gita have been shortlisted in the Literature category of the British Book …


Folio Books – Good on Paper

Posted on 24/02/2012

So much goes into making a Folio book special, but there’s one feature above all that the reader will connect to – the paper. At the turn of every page, the texture and shading needs to be just right. …


No Stone Left Unturned!

Posted on 03/01/2012

© Bernard Edmaier Picture researching The Earth. Picture research by its very nature takes you on many extraordinary journeys and the research we undertook to illustrate The Earth, An Intimate History …