Making the Book of Good

In order to keep traditional crafts alive, the Ukrainian Cultural Center has devoted itself to creating books by hand.

So please allow us to give you a special behind-the-scenes visual tour of how we made the Book of Good. And, just in case you were wondering, the Book is a collection of stories about goodness during time of war.

Creating the Book from start to finish was a long and intensive process which fused ancient craftsmanship with the best of the modern world. We combined our traditional skills of papermaking, calligraphy, and bookbinding so that they would work together hand-in-hand with the latest modern tools from powerful editing software to photopolymer printing plates.

But enough of words. As the oft-repeated proverb goes, a picture is worth a thousand of them. Follow our creative process by clicking on the image below to watch as the Book of Good comes into existence.

You can also take a closer look at the finished book by clicking here.