Monthly Archives: September 2011

Alicia Martín

I haven’t been able to find much on Spain-based artist Alice Martín or her impressive book installations, other than a few blog posts with the same images. Here’s her page on the gallery that represents her, though it’s in Spanish. Here’s a quotation from a 2009 Art Forum on Martín’s work that I found on […]

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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.

Dennis Yuen’s Duotone dos-a-dos book

I dig this striking dos-a-dos book by Dennis Yuen. I like how the color and bisection emphasize the dos-a-dos form. It’s like a yin-yang book! The Duotone series use solely black-and-white materials to create contrasting elements and to accentuate the structure and form of the objects. […] Originally, when I first conceived the piece, both […]

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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.

Mia Liu

Breathtaking, meticulous paper art by artist Mia Liu. It’s exciting to see this sort of combination, when a time-consuming handicraft is used to make an expressive and abstract form. I love how the forms the sculptures take are informed by the drape and texture of the paper. Discovered via \\\.

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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.

Natalie Stopka

Gorgeous bindings! Doilies! Lace! Luscious fabrics! Beautiful colors! Ribbon! Applique! Embroidery! So much to love in these lovely handmade books by Natalie Stopka. The way that she integrates these creative bindings into the covers is so delicate and dear – from the intertwined ribbons extending over the covers, to the integration of the fiber 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.

Roadworks 2011: Interview with Nora Aoyagi

Here are a few words from Nora Aoyagi, a Roadworks 2011 featured artist… “I originally got interested in printmaking in college, mainly working with woodcuts. I had always been really interested in art making, but printmaking was something new for me altogether. I really loved that it combined repetitive tasks, the capacity to make multiples of a favorite image, […]

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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."

Jonathan Callan

More great book sculptures, these by Jonathan Callan. He doesn’t seem to have his own website, but more photos of his work and information can be found on the site for the gallery that represents him. EDIT: That gallery no longer represents Callan. It is Kudlek van der Grinten, which has more (and more up […]

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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.

Olafur Eliasson’s Your House

  Have you seen Your House, a book concept by Olafur Eliasson? What a wonderful idea, kind of like a sculptural, minimalist tunnel book. Love how the thickness of the book and the way the pages end up splaying adds dimension and changes the image of the house. Design by Michael Heimann, Claudia Baulesch. Published […]

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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.

Roadworks 2011: Interview with Rigel Stuhmiller

Check out our interview with artist Rigel Stuhmiller, as she prepares to join us for our 8th annual Roadworks: A Steamroller Printing Festival. Any word on Rigel’s Opera Man? Or is he MIA? Allie: How did you get into printmaking? Rigel Stuhmiller: I was introduced to basic printmaking in high school and experimented with it […]

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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."

Painted Foredges

Just discovered this foredge painting site, Fore-Edge Painting. Found via Tattered Cover Read & Feed. Cool stuff! From their definition of foredge painting: A fore-edge painting is where the page block is fanned and an image applied to the stepped surface. If the page edges are themselves gilded or marbled, this results in the image […]

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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.