Monthly Archives: June 2011

Yusuke Suzuki’s Book Bed!

Oh my goodness! It’s a game, it’s a book, it’s a cozy bed, it’s a work of art. I love all of these things! The Child’s Play Book Bed by Yusuke Suzuki. Discovered via fubiz.

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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.

Moveable Type: An Interview with Kyle Durrie of Power and Light Press

Today we are pleased to bring you an interview with Kyle Durrie, letterpress printer and road warrior extraordinaire! We first heard about Kyle’s project, Moveable Type, a while back when she approached us asking if we would like to host her on the San Francisco stop of her epic cross-country letterpress printing adventure. The answer […]

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Rachel Ann Brickner
Rachel Ann Brickner is originally from the lovely Steel City of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She moved to San Francisco in February 2010 to pursue her bookmaking & writing dreams & it all has been a wonder to her since. You can find her at youwillknowelasticity.wordpress.com.

Tunnel Books and Cutouts By PistolesPress

The beautiful handmade, hand-cut books by PistolesPress were among my first introduction to book arts. They were definitely my first introduction to tunnel books. Tunnel books, or peepshow books, are books in which cutouts allow the viewer to see through several pages or the entire book to create an illusion of depth and create a […]

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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.

Introduction to Letterpress: Business Cards

A few weeks ago I took this great Introduction to Letterpress: Business Cards, taught by Paula Goldstein. There’s going to be another one on July 19. It was a wonderful introduction to the practice of letterpress! Paula did a great job of giving us lots to do, demonstrating that there was lots more to learn, […]

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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.

Sideshow, from Artist Rigel Stuhmiller

We are thrilled to be knee-deep in the production of Sideshow by Rigel Stuhmiller, the newest Small Plates edition from Imprint, the publications arm of SFCB. Jump on over to Rigel’s blog to a see step-by-step, detailed account of the book making process- from design to test printing to production! Sideshow is a collaborative bookmaking […]

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

My Favorite Book- and Paper-Related Blogs

TeachingLiteracy is a tumblr that features book-related posts, not just about book arts, but also quotations from novels, popular figures on book-related topics, images of libraries and people reading, book covers, e-books and e-book readers, people’s thoughts on their favorite books, childhood favorites, people’s personal libraries and bookshelves, book plates, and of course, literacy-related information […]

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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.

Books by Littlepaperbird / Sarah Mitchell

There are so many wonderful books on littlepaperbird / Sarah Mitchell’s flickr photostream that it was hard to pick just a few. Above, this “bendy spine” book takes a simple form to its extreme and creates a minimal, elegant sculptural book. Below are some more of my favorite of her experiments with book, paper, thread, […]

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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.

Carolyn Haydu’s “The Travelers”

This expansive piece by local artist Carolyn Haydu was recently installed in the gallery entrance at Liquid Spaces Gallery (also home of Sherwood Design Engineers at One Union Street).

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Maggie Engebretson

“The Iraq War: A History of Wikipedia Changelogs” by James Bridle

  This project by James Bridle, a technology writer, blogger and freelancer with a background in publishing, arts, and media, uses the form of the book and the history of changelogs on the “Iraq War” Wikipedia article to make a piece about the internet, history, and authority. The traditional codex-style binding brings to mind the […]

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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.