Friday, 28 October 2011

Made by Hand

Cover Artwork for 'Made by Hand : My Adventures in the World of Do-It-Yourself' by Mark Frauenfelder. This is a really great book I had the pleasure of working on recently.  Big thanks to Joseph Perez at Profile books for his excellent art direction.
From his unique vantage point as editor-in-chief of Make magazine, Mark Frauenfelder takes readers on an inspiring and surprising tour of the vibrant world of do-it-yourself.

He spent a year trying a variety of offbeat projects such as keeping chickens and bees, tricking out his espresso machine, whittling wooden spoons, making guitars out of cigar boxes, and doing citizen science with his daughters in the garage. His whole family found that DIY helped them take control of their lives, offering deeply satisfying ways to spend time together.

Frauenfelder also reveals how DIY is changing our culture for the better. He profiles fascinating “alpha makers” leading various DIY movements and grills them for their best tips and insights.

More info about this book over on Boing Boing and also on the  Make blog.