There are people who make things by hand when they don't have to.

They are of a certain type, choosing to avoid the more travelled road of easy consumption for the quieter path of handcrafted creation. Tools and processes of a long time past are used that rely on the skill of our hands rather than the relentless force of automation.

The objects thus made reveal something intimate about their maker. Were they the work of another, they would tell a different story. Making by hand asserts our unique intention, skill, style and determination and elevates the act to one of true creative self-expression.

What we choose to make says far less about us than how we choose to make it.

By Hand is a meditation on this theme through the study of the architecture of the letterpress tradition.

It is available as a handmade book containing handset letterpress and 22 handmade palladium prints.