Monthly Archives: March 2011

Introducing the Ladies of Letterpress!

Ladies of Letterpress co-founder, Jessica White, holds up the patch that started the revolution.

We were thrilled to welcome Kseniya Thomas and Jessica White, the original Ladies of Letterpress, to SFCB to tell the story of how their online letterpress community started, and where they are headed. Eager attendees filled the studio space, sitting on the chase beds of Vandercooks and leaning on drawers of lead type. Everyone enjoyed […]

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Tasha Glen

Coptic-bound Pennies

Love this “book” of double-needle coptic-bound pennies by Kate Black. Found on her flickr.

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Naomi Bardoff
Naomi Bardoff
In 2010 Naomi Bardoff graduated from Bard College, where she majored in fine arts and studied watercolor, ink drawing, and book-making. She has also taken classes at the Chicago Center for Book and Paper Arts. Since moving to the San Francisco Bay Area, Naomi has been working on her illustration portfolio, working in offices, and volunteering and taking classes at the San Francisco Center for the Book. In addition to the SFCB blog, she blogs on her art blog, naomese - naomi bardoff's art blog; and pins to her Pinterest boards. Her own book work can be found on her website.

A Moleskine Accordion

I love this Moleskine journal made into an accordion. A delightfully simple sculptural altered book. By Federico Mazzoni, featured on the Moleskine site gallery.

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Naomi Bardoff
Naomi Bardoff
In 2010 Naomi Bardoff graduated from Bard College, where she majored in fine arts and studied watercolor, ink drawing, and book-making. She has also taken classes at the Chicago Center for Book and Paper Arts. Since moving to the San Francisco Bay Area, Naomi has been working on her illustration portfolio, working in offices, and volunteering and taking classes at the San Francisco Center for the Book. In addition to the SFCB blog, she blogs on her art blog, naomese - naomi bardoff's art blog; and pins to her Pinterest boards. Her own book work can be found on her website.

Rik Olson: Master Printmaker

Rik Olson Print

For nearly twelve years, we have been lucky enough to have master printmaker Rik Olson as an SFCB instructor. Making the journey down from Sebastopol every few months, he brings a vast wealth of knowledge about all things illustration. In his own words, Rik has built a career “specializing in wood engraving, scratchboard, pen& ink, […]

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Rocket Caleshu
Rocket Caleshu
Rocket Caleshu is an instructor at SFCB, and a freelance letterpress printer.

Earth Day Squid Printing

Once again, we’re on for squid printing at the Earth Day Extravaganza on April 23! The stars of the show will be two big, beautiful Pacific Humboldt squid donated from the Gulf of the Farallones National Marine Sanctuary. We’ll be inking them up and laying them out on paper to create one-of-a-kind imprints of their […]

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Maggie Engebretson

Prism Vision: Poster Making with Intern Trevor

Today SFCB’s favorite bespectacled, bearded intern Trevor spent the morning cranking out some sweet posters for his upcoming art opening, Prism Vision, this Friday at NO, 389 Valencia, 8pm. Just look at that wild layout of triangle dingbats!

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Rocket Caleshu
Rocket Caleshu
Rocket Caleshu is an instructor at SFCB, and a freelance letterpress printer.

Letterpress as a Business: Live Recording

Last summer we hosted a panel discussion called “Letterpress as a Business,” featuring some of our favorite local printers: Joel Benson of Dependable Letterpress, Norman Clayton of Classic Letterpress, Susie Gelbron of Carrot & Stick Press, Patrick Reagh of Patrick Reagh Printers Inc., and John Sullivan of Logos Graphics. John hosted the panel, leading us […]

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Rocket Caleshu
Rocket Caleshu
Rocket Caleshu is an instructor at SFCB, and a freelance letterpress printer.

Welcome!

Letterpress Printers, Bookbinders, Paper Makers, Tinkerers, Poets, Graphic Designers, Wood Carvers, Book Enthusiasts of All Stripes: Welcome to the San Francisco Center for the Book’s new blog! Here we will share the wide, varied, and wonderful world of the book arts with you. We hope you’ll join us as we explore the projects, programs, workshops, […]

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Rocket Caleshu
Rocket Caleshu
Rocket Caleshu is an instructor at SFCB, and a freelance letterpress printer.