The fine art of bookmaking

For Fairgoods maker Benjamin Reynaert, the interest in bookmaking began in school. “I found myself making little books for myself and friends. Then I took a printmaking course, and bookmaking was a component. I was immediately smitten.”

In 2011, Benjamin launched a specialty studio and bindery producing hand-bound books, portfolios, and boxes. “It was born out of a desire to have a vessel for handwritten and hand-drawn ideas. I carry around a book to document my own thoughts and artistic endeavors, and I want something that is hand bound and texturally rich.”

All of Benjamin Reynaert’s books are individually made in his Brooklyn, New York, studio.

See his story and products


Fairgoods is an online shop that sells type and fun gifts that use that type.

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