The Book Tree Press began life as a research project in 2009. The idea was to explore the sculptural and three-dimensional possibilities of a book, and consider how these unusual books might be ‘published’, or introduced to the world. In the course of these experiments the imprint The Book Tree Press was born.
The books are made using a range of contemporary and traditional printmaking processes and produced in small editions. In the tradition of artist’s books the materials, form and even the binding of the book itself are all integral to the narrative. In this way the work dances between illustration, design, art and craft – the process of design and creation is as important as the final book. The name of the imprint alludes to the organic nature of the book form, as well and the common description of book pages as leaves. It also honours the first book created for the imprint – The Booktree.
The books published are held in national collections, exhibited and sold at book fairs such as Bookmarket at the Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh. The collection is also available online throughout the Shop page.
If you would like to chat about an exhibition or commission please get in touch, details are on the Contact page.