Joni and Rick Graves@abobobook

Bespoke books. Original images of aging industrial, architectural, and everyday details, which are often in a state of neglect, decay, or repurpose.

So cool to see @nickatomic7 painting a #mural @springgreengeneralstore in @springgreenwi this afternoon!


Our first art fair is this weekend and we've been practicing our tent skills. We'll be at DubuqueFest (Dubuque, IA). Focusing on Rick's photography, so no books at this one—but there will be some books at the next two ...


Rick Graves' detail image of the truck sculpture Penelope Awaiting Her Chamberlain — in collaboration with @JohnHimmelfarb


The aBoBoBook site will return in a couple weeks ...


Photo album bound using so-called "Secret Belgian Binding" with 48 heavy black pages (~6x6.5"). Wrap-around cover photo, by Rick Graves, is Northern Pacific's Alco #328 4-6-0 (1907). Steam punk? Please follow the link to see it in my Etsy shop ...


Parker welcomes the Year of the Dog!


Decorative tacket spine detail from a recently completed custom book order.


Thank you for your feedback in 2017 and here's to the new year!


We'll be at the Wisconsin Artists Showcase Pop-Up Holiday Gift Shop tomorrow (Dec 16) from 10-5 with handmade books, blank note cards, 13x19" proof prints, and some of Rick's wonderful woodworking. Please join us if you're in the area! Address: 143 S Washington, Spring Green, WI


The Windows Project transforms a vacant store front into a window shop that's displaying the work of local artisans. Rick & I are happy to join six other makers, including @edwardwohl. Thanks to Derry Graves for curating the project, Rick's Bakery for providing the space, The Home News, and @slf716 for coverage in The Voice of the River Valley. It's a pleasure to be part of a community project in @springgreenwi. (The image is a coop ad prototype that I put together along with signage for the storefront.)


⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Recent custom order for a retirement celebration album — with plenty of room for my client to add cards and messages that she had collected. It was a fun project and I really appreciate her wonderful review!!! And she ordered a second album soon after this one. . . . .
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The @shop.mnbookarts has these nine books and a few more that I've made, including a 2018 planner/calendar. So, if you're in my former home town, please check them out there! Where ever you are, thank you for supporting #shoplocal, #independentartist, #handmadeblankbooks, and #SmallBizSat!


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