It's World Book Day!
When we're not playing with dolls, making checklists or making award-winning apps, we ... design books! Both of us are print book designers. And we love books.
In honour of World Book Day we interviewed each other about what we like about making books:
Robin: It's International Book Day! No, it's World Book Day! What do we like most about making books? I think I like the smell [of newly printed books].
Judith: Oh, yes, I like the smell, too. I like the crackling sound.
Robin: The crackling sound?
Judith: Yes, new books make a sort of crackling sound when you first open them.
Robin: Oh, right, I see what you mean. Yeah, that's a good one.
One of the fun parts of our job is visiting printing presses for a press check. Here is a great little video showing how a picture book is made, from sketch through to binding, from minibombo.