From 1992 until 2005, A Thousand Words produced the finest quality handmade albums and journals for the most affordable price available in the market. The main goal was to provide archival quality homes for people's life's savings- places for preserving their memories, milestones, and experiences.
Initially the product line was inspired by vintage photography from the studio archive of ephemera and found photographs. All of the work was handmade, in San Francisco.
A Thousand Words products were sold worldwide and the studio made and distributed more than 10,000 books. In 1995, the studio introduced a Color Tone line, which catapulted sales exponentially and attracted corporate and private label customers.
When the paper product trend exploded, and the retail market became saturated, A Thousand Words limited production to custom work.