For one of our MA projects, we were asked to design and produce a portfolio on any aspect the production process of publishing. I chose to concentrate on the initial cap. I did some research on the history of the initial cap, which took me back as far as the late Roman era. I collected images and wrote captions for each one and collated them together in the form of a coffee table book. I printed it on 130gsm silk paper, and worked with Brignell Bookbinders to hand bind the final piece.