ESCAPE is a completely bespoke and beautifully crafted coffee table book, documenting a family’s move from the buzz of the city to their new “getaway” home in the middle of the countryside and the first few years in their new home. Every element of this commission was carefully considered and deliberately selected. It tells the story from the perspective of each member of the family, through photographs and personal handwritten recollections from both the parents and children as well as a section devoted to the pets. The story uses a curated selection of the family’s own photographs as well as new photographs commissioned by CACHE.
The pages of the book are hand printed on double sided Hahnemühle PhotoRag, a smooth, age resistant paper made from 100% cotton, favored by photographers for high quality fine art prints as it allows impressive pictorial depth. All the photos in the book were scanned or downloaded and then retouched before a layout was created with a professional print designer. Each member of the family was asked to provide handwritten notes to accompany their photographs, which were scanned and added to the layout. Each section was also given its own title page graphic, designed in the mid-century modern style. The finished prints were then cut to their final shape and then hand stitched and bound at a traditional bindery studio.
The book is handbound in the finest Poulain leather and rests in a fine goats suede bag. The colors and materials selected for the book reflect different aspects, detailing and characteristics of the new house and surroundings. The book is housed in a presentation box of aged Siberian larch and American Walnut, to mirror the cladding of the unique mid-century modern house. It was crafted by a master cabinet maker and lined with a fine grey goats suede, to reflect the interior color scheme of the house.
Browse the gallery of pictures below to explore the unique and beautiful details of the project. These images are shown here with the kind permission of our client.
Commissioning a Book
Whether you want to record a particular occasion, document a collection, capture family life or just collate and curate all those boxes (upon boxes) of photographs in a beautiful and accessible form, CACHE can catalogue and immortalize your passions and memories in a beautifully bound volume.
Imagine a huge, handbound and personalized coffee table book, incorporating existing family photographs or commissioned photographs taken by a world renowned photographer, accompanied by a narrative, researched and written by one of our acclaimed writers.
CACHE books are truly bespoke down to the smallest detail, making them unique and beautiful keepsakes as well as wonderful gifts.
We commission master bookbinders who are trained to work with luxurious materials, from shagreen leather to hand dyed linen and silk. Our books are printed on the finest premium paper and presented in beautiful tissue lined handmade boxes and folios.
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