Monthly Archives: November 2011

12 Years of Babylon: An Interview with Myrtle Von Damitz, III

Not only is Myrtle Von Damitz, III a vastly talented painter, she’s also a bibliophilic dynamo. In 1999 she founded the New Orleans artist’s book exhibition, Babylon Lexicon, and has since continued to organize, curate, and serve as its chief muse in varying capacities. The twelfth annual Babylon Lexicon took place earlier this month, as usual […]

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Matt Runkle
Matt Runkle
Matt Runkle's writing has appeared in The Collagist, Monkeybicycle, on BOMBlog, and is forthcoming in Wigleaf. A former Cartoon Art Museum resident, his comics are anthologized in Sparkplug Comic Books' Gay Genius and Rob Kirby's THREE. The third issue of his zine, RUNX TALES, will be released in 2012. Brooklyn Arts Press will publish a collection of his short fiction in 2013. You can visit his personal blog here.

Dog Dreams Launch, Take Two!

An announcement for lovers of letterpress, lovers of dogs, parents and friends of small children, and everyone who is young at heart: Michael Wertz’s book Dog Dreams, originally produced as a Small Plates Edition of SFCB, will soon be available from Gingko Press!  Dog Dreams is a 7″ x 7″ board book.  The original letterpress […]

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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.

Open Print Studio: Where the Magic Happens

A quick dispatch from last Friday’s absolutely hoppin’ Open Print Studio: I was supervising this particular evening, but fellow OPS supervisor, and rockstar intern Meredith Hudson-Redfield was there, too, and she brought her senior projects class from CCA.  She used her OPS press time to give them an introduction to letterpress printing.  They learned how […]

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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.

Heroes & Criminals Press Grand Opening

Congratulations to our friend Jessica White (co-founder of Ladies of Letterpress and SFCB studio visitor) on the grand opening of her new letterpress shop! Wish we could have been there to celebrate, and if you are in the Asheville, North Carolina area be sure to check it out.

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

Autumn Catalog Distribution and the Literary Life

As a little girl growing up in a small college town in the Central Valley, I believed that San Francisco was where museums and the Giants lived. As a freshman at Cal, I thought it was where the shopping and the adventure was. Now that I am newly planted on this side of the Bay, […]

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Laura Ferris
Chickadees are collectively referred to as a "banditry" or a "dissimulation" of chickadees.