That Book

Eszter & David


Professional photographers based in San Francisco, Eszter & David shoot astonishing photographs that give families, locations, vacations and celebrations superstar treatment. The shoots can last several days and are meticulously researched and planned – some with lighting, location, crew and stories arrange in advance, others unobtrusively shot within a family. That Book is the final output of all this creativity – a single, unique, totally bespoke memento of a precious moment in time.


With a one-off book there’s no margin for error and nowhere to hide. Metallic papers, colour printing, die-cutting, foil blocking, acetates, throw-outs, postcards and giclée prints all play their part. But our greatest challenge came from the client’s request that the book be ‘bound in water’! That Book is made to be read time and time again – developing innovative new durable methods of binding was another key challenge.


  • 214pp text printed on five different presses and using three different printing processes.
  • Printed on Mohawk Superfine Ultrawhite Eggshell 176gsm, 148gsm and 118gsm and five different Colorplan papers, each with a different emboss.
  • Five separate foils, two laser cuts.
  • Two different sewing techniques.
  • Six different shades of Peregrina paper and cotton fabric.
  • Nine facsimile postcards, four bespoke booklets and 14 tip-ins.
  • Cased in paper over 2.75mm boards.