badbooks

Handmade travel journals & Illustrated cards

Durham, United Kingdom · 3005 Sales

badbooks

Handmade travel journals & Illustrated cards

Durham, United Kingdom 3005 Sales On Etsy since 2007

5 out of 5 stars
(1018)

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Helen

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5 out of 5 stars
(1018)
Charlotte

Charlotte on Apr 23, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

My journal came back amazingly quick In the post. The Quality is great, overall very happy.

Andy Pym

Andy Pym on Apr 23, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

A wonderful addition to my collection of art with a lupine theme. I can't rate this shop highly enough. Once again, thank you!

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Handmade, hand-carved, and hand-printed lino print! raised_hand_with_fingers_splayed More process pics on my Instagram page @helencoldwell
Bookbinding in progress! See more like this on my Instagram @helencoldwell. Share pics of your Badbooks journals etc with #mybadbooks, I love to see them! :)
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About

Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend...

...Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read.
- Groucho Marx

Like many people, I liked to make and draw at an early age. After leaving school, I went to college to study art. It was a multi-disciplinary course where I practiced everything from oil painting, watercolour, pen and ink, mark making, ceramics, printmaking, textiles, to bookbinding.

I found bookbinding to be both therapeutic and rewarding, and got slightly addicted to the making process. I developed my own style over the years, creating my the kind of books I love to use.

After college I studied illustration and design at university. I made all my own sketchbooks and work journals, which were a huge hit with fellow students and lecturers. I got my BA and Master's degrees, and began my Etsy adventure!

You can see more behind the scenes stuff on Instagram @helencoldwell or share pictures from your journal with #mybadbooks - I love seeing what people do in my journals :)

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  • Helen Coldwell

    Owner, Creator

Production partners

  • MOO Print

    London, England

    All my greeting cards are currently printed by MOO Print using 340gsm, FSC credited paper stock.

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