Monthly Archives: January 2013

Hannah Tashjian: Exciting New Class at SFCB!

Hannah Tashjian is an Binding Instructor at the San Francisco Center for the Book. We came across a post on her blog today about her upcoming class with Grendl Löfkvist. “I am pleased to announced that I will be co-teaching a brand new class at the San Fran­cisco Cen­ter for the Book with let­ter­press printer […]

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Elsi Vassdal Ellis: Al-Mutanabbi I at San Francisco Center for the Book

The San Francisco Center for the Book is exhibiting fifty-four artist’s books from the “Al-Mutanabbi Street Starts Here” project from February 01 – May 11, 2013. Elsi Vassdal Ellis is one of the artists in the exhibit. Her piece is titled Al-Mutanabbi I and we were delighted to discover a post from 23 Sandy Gallery […]

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Bookbinder Don Taylor Creates Beautiful Design Bindings

San Francisco Center for the Book was delighted to come across this video of bookbinder Don Taylor via the Japanese Paper Place. We hope you enjoy it as much as we did. If you are inspired to learn the art and craft of bookbinding yourself, check out the SF Center for the Book workshops at […]

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2012 Al-Mutanabbi Street Anniversary Reading at the Double Elephant Print Workshop

The San Francisco Center for the Book will host an anniversary reading to commemorate the sixth anniversary of the bombing of Al-Mutanabbi Street in Baghdad Iraq on Tuesday, March 5, 2013. For the fifth anniversary, in 2012, the Double Elephant Print Workshop in the UK, held an anniversary reading and we are sharing the video recording […]

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Beau Beausoleil: Al-Mutanabbi Street Starts Here

Beau Beausoleil is the founder and custodian of the Al=-Mutanabbi Street Coalition. He is a passionate speaker about the tragedy of the car bombing of al-Mutanabbi Street and it’s impact on the global family of poets, writers and artists. This video is a recording of a panel discussion regarding the broadsides from the Al-Mutanabbi Street […]

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Gutwrench Press and Vandercook Maintenance at SFCB

Hope of Gutwrench Press, posted the following on her blog following the Paul Moxon Vandercook Maintenance workshop. We’re pleased to share it with you here. To view the original post go to http://gutwrenchpress.blogspot.com/2013/01/vandercook-weekend.html Gutwrench Press is dedicated to handmade paper crafts, printing and communication through fine art, zines and the Keep Writing postcard project.  We […]

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Spotlight on “Al-Mutanabbi Street Starts Here” Artist Kathleen O’Connell

The San Francisco Center for the Book is exhibiting “Al-Mutanabbi Street Starts Here” a response by the letterpress and book arts community to the March 5, 2007 bombing of al-Mutanabbi Street, Baghdad’s street of booksellers, writer and poets. In this post, we are highlighting the work of one of the fifty-four artists represented in he […]

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SF Center for the Book at 2013 Codex International Book Fair

The CODEX 2013 INTERNATIONAL BOOK FAIR will be held at the beautiful waterfront Craneway Pavilion, located in Richmond at 1414 Harbour Way South. Craneway Pavilion is a world-class and sustainably designed event, concert and production facility located on 25 waterfront acres, Craneway Pavilion delivers awe-inducing views of the San Francisco skyline and surrounding environs. As […]

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Bookbinding Workshops With Donald Glaister, Director of the Fine Binding Program at the American Academy of Bookbinding

The San Francisco Center for the Book is pleased to be offering a special series this April in association with the American Academy of Bookbinding and the Hand Bookbinders of California. Donald Glaister, Director of the Fine Binding Program at the American Academy of Bookbinding will be teaching two workshops and a giving a free […]

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Rik Olson: Master Printmaker and Friend of SFCB

Rik Olson is a long time friend, collaborator and instructor at the San Francisco Center for the Book. He has participated in every Roadworks: Steamroller Printing Festival since it’s inception. In this video produced by Stephen Siegel, Rik discusses his work, his inspirations and his studio. About Rik Olson A California native, Rik received his […]

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