Monthly Archives: July 2011

Test Pattern Library

For those of you youngsters in our readership who may, like myself, not have seen a test pattern in its natural environment, a test pattern or test card is what was broadcast on television when no program was being shown, and could be used to calibrate the colors on your TV set. For a variety […]

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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.

Eric Rewitzer featured at Roadworks: A Steamroller Printing Festival 2011

SFCB is proud to announce Eric Rewitzer as one of the featured artists at our 8th Annual Roadworks: A Steamroller Printing Festival. Eric, aka the Lonely Robot, is a Bay Area painter and printmaker who seeks a constant “search for identity in a world of automatons, beauty, Californians and chaos” (according to his website, http://rewitzer.typepad.com/). […]

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Allie Washkin
Allie Washkin
Allie Washkin, SFCB's newest marketing intern, is earning a BA in Creative Writing at SFSU. Born and raised in the Bay Area, she has cultivated a love and devotion to coffee, airports, adventures, and the written word. She often walks, for hours on end, with nothing but ideas... Keep moving forward, and there will be light. Better said by Frank O'Hara: "You are gorgeous and I'm coming."

Su Blackwell

  Su Blackwell‘s amazing work is hard to miss in discussions of book arts on the internet, and with good reason. These gorgeous altered book sculptures work not only as beautiful objects and displays of craft, but also as illustrations. The diorama-like scenes suggest a whole world literally emerging from the textblock. Her use of […]

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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.

Studio Dispatch on Sideshow: Binding

Like the letterpress portion of producing a Small Plates Imprint book, the binding process is multi-step, collaborative, and full of wonderfully detailed tasks.  Let’s start with the cover: This cover need to wrap around the book and it needs to have a spine to allow for the thickness of the book.  So how does it […]

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Annemarie Munn
Annemarie Munn
Annemarie's abiding love of the broadside brought her to printmaking, book arts, and to SFCB, where she has been volunteering for almost two years. She is currently studying for her MFA in Fiction at SFSU, where she also studies printmaking and book arts.

Rigel Stuhmiller featured at Roadworks: A Steamroller Printing Festival 2011

SFCB is proud to announce Bay Area artist Rigel Stuhmiller as one of the featured artists at our 8th Annual Roadworks: A Steamroller Printing Festival. Rigel specializes in printmaking, illustration, design, and storyboarding. Her diverse body of work includes elegant vegetable prints, farm logos, comics, and so much more. Her style is sweet and whimsical, […]

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Allie Washkin
Allie Washkin
Allie Washkin, SFCB's newest marketing intern, is earning a BA in Creative Writing at SFSU. Born and raised in the Bay Area, she has cultivated a love and devotion to coffee, airports, adventures, and the written word. She often walks, for hours on end, with nothing but ideas... Keep moving forward, and there will be light. Better said by Frank O'Hara: "You are gorgeous and I'm coming."

Georgia Russell

Not only does Georgia Russell make beautiful book sculptures, but also they are often displayed in bell jars! Besides the fact that I am just about guaranteed to like how something looks if it’s placed in a pretty bell jar, I also enjoy how this turns the books into a specimen to be preserved or […]

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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, featured at Roadworks: A Steamroller Printing Festival 2011

SFCB is pleased to welcome back Rik Olson, illustrator and wood-engraving wizard, to his (and our) 8th Roadworks: A Steamroller Printing Festival. Born in Antioch, Rik Olson received his BFA from the California College of the Arts. Having learned from masters Barry Moser, John DePol, Richard McLean, and Ralph Borge, Olson’s finely crafted skill is […]

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Allie Washkin
Allie Washkin
Allie Washkin, SFCB's newest marketing intern, is earning a BA in Creative Writing at SFSU. Born and raised in the Bay Area, she has cultivated a love and devotion to coffee, airports, adventures, and the written word. She often walks, for hours on end, with nothing but ideas... Keep moving forward, and there will be light. Better said by Frank O'Hara: "You are gorgeous and I'm coming."

Jacqueline Rush Lee

These altered books and book sculptures by Jacqueline Rush Lee emphasize and multiply everything that I love about books, including multiplication and duplication in the bookbinding process. Her use of ink to alter the color and texture of the pages emphasizes the pages; her stacking of aged volumes emphasizes the different coloring and wear that […]

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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.

Fabio Morais’ altered atlas

I love this altered book by Fabio Morais, in which he’s cut out all of the continents and islands, leaving only the oceans. The simplicity of this idea and the strength of its execution – look at how accurately the land was cut out! – leave us to enjoy the subtle colors, the forms and […]

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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.

Anagram Press, featured at Roadworks: A Steamroller Printing Festival 2011

Anagram (n.): a word, phrase or name formed by rearranging the letters of another So it turns out that neither the letters of Chandler O’Leary nor Jessica Springs’ names can be rearranged to spell out Anagram Press, the name of their printing press. However, were it possible, it would be entirely fitting, as they are […]

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Allie Washkin
Allie Washkin
Allie Washkin, SFCB's newest marketing intern, is earning a BA in Creative Writing at SFSU. Born and raised in the Bay Area, she has cultivated a love and devotion to coffee, airports, adventures, and the written word. She often walks, for hours on end, with nothing but ideas... Keep moving forward, and there will be light. Better said by Frank O'Hara: "You are gorgeous and I'm coming."