get organised

2024 calendar


refill. rearrange. repair


unprinted, embossed
what's next?

plans for
the new year?

2024 diaries available now.

sea | land | street

feat. Matt O'Donovan photo

2024 diaries

week-per-pag & week to view diaries availalbe now

online only

limited edition books

made with discarded art or from the pre-industrial press - limited quantities

its easy to be unique when you're badly made

for quirky thoughts & bold ideas

badly made books...are rubbish

by Matt O'Donovan

sea | land | street

"it's in Kinsale I find my inspiration... the colourful streets and harbour as well as West Cork's incredible landscape. I'm always drawn to lighthouses, little fishing villages and old rustic buildings."

sea | land | street
new cards/prints

frame me

our cards are made to be framed
Shop cards

make it your own

we offer numerous custom options for singe-book & batch customisation
custom text custom batch

~ we print with restraint, each image is paired with a textured paper to ensure ink usage is at a minimum ~

~ our waste is recycled locally as an ingredient for creating celloluse insulation ~

custom books available for retail, events & corporate gifts

custom books

born in Dublin, made in Cork - the story of badly made books

available in +100 retail outlets in Ireland - see stockists

Give a gift

our A5 & A6 notebooks come packaged in a recycled paper envelope

our togher workshop is open to the public for retail sales

please enquire about classes - schedule starting august 2023

work | shop

badly made books,

unit 1 deanrock business park,


cork city

T12 VY60


Mon - Thurs, 9:30am - 4:30pm

Friday, 9:30am - 12:00pm
Saturday & Sunday - closed


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for your plans, your thoughts & bright ideas

badly made books ... are rubbish