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Meet the Maker: Seán O Sullivan

Posted 29.01.2024
Meet the Maker

Seán O’Sullivan is the founder of badly made books, a print studio, and book factory located in Togher, specialising in the production of recycled paper stationery. Seán initially created his first books to reproduce an illustrated story he had created, learning the basics of bookbinding from YouTube.

Those initial books were not very well made. Seven years later, badly made books supplies its own range of notebooks to over 100 shops across Ireland and internationally, while also creating custom notebooks for various clients and agencies.

What other maker in your discipline do you most look up to?

My uncle John who works as a blacksmith at Gallaun Forge. He’d got a good work/life balance.

How do you start your day?

Coffee, always coffee to start the day.

Favourite book?

Zen & the Art of Motorcycle Maintainence – Robert M. Pirsig

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