Monthly Archives: February 2013

The Vista Sans Wood Type Project | Fund An Art Book On Kickstarter

Touch : The Vista Sans Wood Type Project Book Limited edition art book of experimental typography & printmaking techniques by 21 emerging international letterpress artists & studios In 2012, Tricia Treacy and Ashley John Pigford created letterpress wood type from the typeface Vista Sans™ (designed by Xavier Dupré for Emigre) with a home-made CNC router. […]

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Bodoni: Faces and Places at the Book Club of California

Valerie Lester will be speaking about Bodoni – the man and the typeface – at the Book Club of California on Monday, February 25th You likely know of Bodoni as a series of serif typefaces and might not know about the man and process behind the typeface. Monday nights lecture promises to be an enjoyable […]

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Bringing The Life Cycle Of Water To Life – In Paper

This video shows the  the life cycle of a single drop of water through the pages of an elaborate pop-up book. It contains nine scenes that were animated using 1,000 photographic stills shot over the course of a year. Revolution is an animated short by photographer Chris Turner, paper engineer Helen Friel and animator Jess […]

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Coptic Bookbinding Workshops with Judith Serebrin

Last year I took a couple fantastic binding workshops at the Center for the Book with Judith Serebrin! Check out what I made. I took double-needle coptic binding, and the watercolor sketchbook with magnetic closure. More images of these books are on my blog, here and here.

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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.

“A Candle for the Shahbandar Cafe” at the San Francisco Center for the Book on March 5, 2013

March 5th, 2013 marks the sixth anniversary of the car bombing of al-Mutanabbi Street in Baghdad, Iraq. Al-Mutanabbi Street is the cultural heart of Baghdad and the home to writers, poets, artists and musicians. The San Francisco Center for the Book is currently exhibiting “Al-Mutanabbi Street Starts Here” an exhibit of arstist books created in […]

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San Francisco Center for the Book Open House

On Friday, April 26, 2013, join us for an evening of art, printing and bookbinding. Celebrate our new home at 375 Rhode Island Street. There will be printing demonstrations, learn simple bookbinding techniques to make a keepsake, try your hand at calligraphy or make some artist trading cards. We’ll be celebrating from 6:00 – 9:00pm […]

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San Francisco Center for the Book Shines a Spotlight on the Career of Artist & Scholar Johanna Drucker. Druckworks: A 40 Year Retrospective of Letterpress Artist Books

The San Francisco Center for the Book will exhibit “Druckworks,” a comprehensive survey of artworks by artist and scholar Johanna Drucker, featuring more than 60 books as well as graphic art, letterpress printing and visual projects produced over the last 40 years. May 24 – August 24, 2013 The San Francisco Center for the Book […]

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Printeresting Visits San Francisco Center for the Book

Jenn Pascoe of Printeresting was in San Francisco last week for Codex and had the opportunity to visit the San Francisco Center for the Book. We were so pleased to be given permission to share the post here. Thanks Jenn! Click here to see the original post. Dispatch From California Here’s a mini post from […]

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Tunnel Book Workshop at SF Center for the Book

Bettina Pauly is a book artist and instructor at San Francisco Center for the Book. She works as a letterpress printer with Kim Vanderheiden at Painted Tongue Studios, Oakland, California and in addition to teaching workshops at the San Francisco Center for the Book, she teaches at the O’Hanlon Center for the Arts and the […]

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Johanna Drucker: Druckworks at SFCB May 24th – August 24, 2013

Johanna Drucker is a scholar, writer, and artist known for her work in the history of graphic design, typography, experimental poetry, fine art, and digital humanities. Her most recent titles include SpecLab: Digital Aesthetics and Speculative Computing (Chicago, 2009), and Graphic Design History: A Critical Guide (Pearson, 2008). Digital
Humanities: Theory in Practice, co-authored with Anne […]

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