uring the printing of the first edition, Slava wanted to take a photograph of the book coming out of the printing press. To do this, in theory, we had to go to the printing house in Szczecin and persuade them to let us take a photograph. They said no to all kinds of filming: the printing house said that they could not disclose the name of the equipment they use and most of their production processes. Apparently, it's a trade secret. They were happy to show us everything, but they wouldn’t let us film. Since you can’t film, then... well okay, I'll go have a look and tell everyone in words! I bought train tickets and went to Szczecin.
I was very lucky: I got to the printing house on the day that our book was being printed. Or rather, when the book blocks were lying separately from the book covers. The print shop is large and works on a hundred items a day, so the likelihood of getting to my book was very low.
Originally, I shot these videos for the guys since I had gone alone. Later, I decided to publish them as the story of how books are made seemed to interest everyone.