Bound With Care

Handcrafted, exposed spine bindings. Campbell Raw Press features journals, photo albums and guest books stitched for all occasions.

Maggie Campbell and Matt Raw are the two behind these decorative books. They bind their books using the traditional Coptic stitch technique, “a self-reinforcing binding dependent on a structure of knots, visible on the spine of each book.” – Maggie

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Blue Burst on Chocolate

These journals and books are made from decorative papers or archival materials. Browsing the set of journals online will bring you cool photos of book covers made from 1920s print ads or vintage map paper. Below is just one of the many – a journal cover made from print ads from 1920s dental journals.

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Small Rectangular Journal – Front

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Small Rectangular Journal – Back

And more to taste…. It looks like the books might open flat more easily than those which are bound with glue. Nevertheless, they give the books personality. Visit Campbell Raw Press for all journals, photo albums and guest books.

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Triple Chain Stitch

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Green on Green Floral

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NYC Subway Map

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NYC Subway Map

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Purple Chrysanthemums Coptic Stitch Journal

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