There's a million ways to read a book now — on tablets, e-readers, smartphones, phablets, whatever. But how many of you know how a good old-fashioned paper book is made? Glen Milner's "Birth of a Book" shows the entire book creation process and it's way more interesting than just throwing an e-book together.
Shot at Smith-Settle PrintersDaily Telegraph, "Birth of a Book" shows the printing of Suzanne St Albans' Mango and Mimosa.
The two-minute short reveals something we take for granted every time we pick up a good read: manpower. The machines do print the books up, but from sorting pages to bookbinding — it's all done by hand.
It's also made me aware that the "fresh" pages in my new paper books aren't as clean as I had previously thought. Looks like I won't be randomly sniffing my pages anymore. Maybe now people will appreciate a book more.