I love the interwebs as much as (or perhaps even more than) the next person but there ain’t nothing like a beautiful piece of print to really make my day.
I think it’s the smell, the texture and perhaps also the finality of print that can just make it something really special.
Anyway, I got a copy of the latest limited edition Love to Print book through the post recently and it’s a stormer – the charming, hand-printed cover just made me want to see inside.
And on the inside; there are lots of different styles of drawing – detailed, simple, witty, cute, graphical, sketchy – but they all illustrate an obsession of each of the artists. These obsessions include photography, butterflies, cupcakes and dinosaurs. (Oh, and cats, which lots of people who are obsessed with the internet also seem to be into!)
It’s just a lovely thing to look through, to hold … and, yes, to smell. I think perhaps that’s one of my little obsessions – I’m compelled to sniff fresh print. Yum.
“Obsession – A Zine of Drawing Obsessions” will be available to buy soon. Keep an eye on the Love to Print blog for details.