Case Studies

Insights into the design, making and distribution of individual photobooks; the materials and processes used, lessons learned, questions asked, and how things might be done differently next time. 

We welcome submissions and recommendations for these case study features: info(at)manualeditions.com

Edited by Tamsin Green



Collection I (02.2022 - 02.2023)

  • How did you think through your choices of paper, printing method, binding, packaging, number of books?
  • What challenges did you face, what questions were you asking, would you do anything differently next time?

Books

  • NECK volume 3 - 38 contributors (NECK: 2022)
  • The Problem Horse & Other Stories - Julie Sleaford (Self published: 2022)
  • Losing Ground - David O’Mara (Self-published: 2018)
  • Iconoclastic Inventory of the Chilean Insurrection - A.A.V.V. (SED Editorial: 2021)
  • One Hundred Years - Jenny Lewis (Hoxton Mini Press: 2021)
  • Geometric Forests: Struggles on Mapuche Land - Ritual Inhabitual (Actes Sud: 2022)
  • H is for Hemp - Maren Krings (Self-published: 2022)
  • The Silent Land - Jesse Alexander  (VIKA: 2021)
  • Monsanto® -  Mathieu Asselin (Actes Sud / Verlag Kettler: 2017)
  • Curator Conversations - 1000 Words (1000 Words: 2021)
  • 67-P - Magdalena Wysocka / Claudio Pogo (PogoBooks: 2019)
  • Beyond Drifting - Mandy Barker (Overlapse: 2017)
  • Creative Climate Investigations - Climate & Cities (Folium: 2022)
  • Contranatura - João Pedro Lima (Selo Turvo: 2022)
  • re.source - The Sustainable Darkroom (Folium: 2022)
  • Book Waste Book - Temporary Services (Half Letter Press: 2022)
  • Scale & Substance - Tamsin Green (manual.editions: 2022)
  • Bruises - Samara Scott (Loose Joints: 2017)
  • Recorder - Miranda Lichtenstein (Loose Joints: 2021)
  • Fastidiosa - Jean-Marc Caimi & Valentina Piccinni (Overlapse: 2022)
  • The Space Between Us - Ed Sykes (Self Published: 2021)
  • this is how the earth must see itself - Tamsin Green (manual.editions: 2021)
  • Kunywa Jasho Langu: Coffee Kenya - Jake Green (Leyton of London: 2018)
  • (Copy) 80. The Schwarze Mönch - Sayako Sugawara (Self Published: 2021)
  • Trinity - Oliver Raymond Barker (Loose Joints: 2021)


Collection II (06.2023 - )

  • What does sustainability mean to you? 
  • How did you think through your choices of paper, printing method, binding, packaging, number of books etc?
  • What challenges did you face, what questions were you asking, would you do anything differently next time?
  • Do you have any sustainability tips or inspirations (i.e. books, films, websites, podcasts) to share with others?

Books

  • YANGON FASHION 1979 – Fashion=Resistance - Lukas Birk (Fraglich: 2020)
  • Extraction: In Conversation with Anna Atkins - Marie Smith (Self-Published: 2023)
  • unbroken.solutions - Mark Phillips (Self-published: 2023)
  • In Search of InBetween Spaces - Kshitija Mruthyunjaya (Self-published: 2023)
  • We Are Making a New World - Aindreas Scholz (Self-Published: 2022)
  • Freddy and Ceydie - Cynthia Johnston (Self-Published 2022)
  • Eternal U - Hubert Humka (BLOW UP PRESS: 2023)
  • Good Morning - Collective | Anonymous (Editions JOJO: 2023)
  • Traces Within - Eva Voutsaki (Self Published: 2020)
  • La playa de los juguetes perdidos - Alfredo Blasquez (Inframundo: 2021)
  • Views - James Newton (Highchair Editions: 2023)
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