Available now for pre-order, Look What We Made is a massive, 256-page tomb about the new generation of Australian makers doing inspiring stuff with their hands and brains. Featuring heaps of photographs and tens of thousands of hand-picked words, it’s the kind of book that will look great on your coffee table (or wherever you keep your most beautiful-looking publications), and might even inspire you to pick up a chisel, or soldering iron, or boot-making tool, or – you get the idea.
The frankie press team searched high and low for the most inspiring makers around the country, asked them a whole bunch of questions about their skills, inspirations, and day-to-day lives, and captured them doing their thing – whether that thing is crafted from metal, clay, fabric, yarn, glass, paint, plastic, wood or belted out on a few electric guitars.
Flip through Look What We Made and you’ll see inside the flora-filled barrels of Wildflower brewery; learn how to make your own punk album with Melbourne band Lazertits; see Adelaide shoemaker Beccy Bromilow craft a pair of clodhoppers by hand; read lettering artist Gemma O’Brien’s top tips for making cash from creativity; see what it takes to be a professional leadlighter (a lot of cuts on your hands, it turns out); and loads more.
Printed on super-strokeable paper, Look What We Made is an affectionate (yet honest) tribute to the handmade way of life. Scroll down to see a few snaps from inside, then head this way to pre-order a copy for you or a creatively inclined mate.
P.S. It’s just $26.95. Bargain.