are rubbish -
handmade recycled paper notebooks, journals & planners produced with a minimum of 70% post-consumer waste
based in Cork City the badly made books studio specialises in the production of high-quality, low-impact books, print & design.
we choose to use recycled materials, risograph printing and hand-operated, used machines in combination with our unique binding method to create lay flat recycled books for various uses.
for troubled thoughts & dumb ideas.
1 friar st. cork
tues - friday
11am - 4pm
customised stationery for education, branding, events, corporate gift, promotion, etc
min order, 30 books
custom print on recycled paper
the mountain that moved
by melanie whelan
postcards by senan o connor
other seas by sean o sullivan
irish art books on recycled paper
the studio & workshop has developed since 2015 when product designer & founder seán O sullivan wrote & illustrated his first book other seas. Like a tree falling in the woods and no one being around to hear, a book with no readers doesn't make much of a sound. just before his book fell forgotten back of the couch Seán realised that production & distribution of stories was equally as important as the writing & illustration so he started to make some books... badly at first.
Many badly made books later this attitude of experimentation is still alive and well. We make books and paper products of all shapes, sorts and sizes, having learned that our one core product is infinitely variable and only limited by imagination.