Monthly Archives: December 2011

The Liberating Bond: An Interview with Katarzyna Bazarnik & Zenon Fajfer

Katarzyna Bazarnik and Zenon Fajfer have been doing some globetrotting lately. The literary couple (she’s a Joyce scholar; he’s a poet) hails from Krakow and is noted for collaboratively exploring the concept of liberature—a newly invented genre that focuses on the material form of a text. This fall, Bazarnik and Fajfer toured the US, including […]

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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.

Uncovering The Hidden World of Mail-Art

Have you ever received mail from a friend from a far away place? Maybe hand-drawn illustrations, collage, or other various materials used on the outside of your letter? Chances are this is mail art. To sum it up: mail art is anything you can attach a postage stamp to and mail! That’s it! Here in San Francisco we […]

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Michael Shanahan
Creator and Editor for Strange Cessation Publications (www.strangecessation.com) & GEMS Music & Arts Magazine, and current SFCB Volunteer 2011.

Coptic Bindings from Natalie Stopka

More pretty bindings from Natalie Stopka, all little coptic books. If you like the coptic binding style, there are a couple upcoming workshops at SFCB! With Judith Serebrin and Hannah Tashjian.

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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.

Book Jewelry by The Black Spot Books on Etsy

Check out this gorgeous, handmade, miniature book jewelry from TheBlackSpotBooks on Etsy. Wonderful as a holiday gift to the book-lover or library-fiend in your life, or as inspiration for the wonders you can create. The same artist also makes lovely journals, photos, and drawings.

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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.

Naomi Sheik

Don’t worry y’all – I’m here to help with your holiday gift shopping. Feast your eyes on the lovely work of Naomi Sheik! Not only does this artist make beautiful illustrations, papercuts, and cards… she even has a Mister Darcy cross-stitch (outside the scope of this blog, however). I learned about her work via Pikaland, […]

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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.

Holiday Card Genius

M&H Type shows us how it’s done with this incredible holiday card. We were sorting through the mail, as we do most afternoons, and out popped this gem. A box, filled with red raffia and an awesome lead type capital “N,” and the catchy phrase, “Isn’t it nice to get a letter in the mail?” […]

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

Simone Lourenco Papercut Art

For a foggy winter day – enjoy the exuberant, floral-inspired papercut work of New York artist Simone Lourenco. It’s like being in a jungle of paper. Definitely some pop-up structures in there if you know how to look for them. I discovered her work via BOOOOOOOM!.

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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.