Author Archives: SFCB

The Sketchbook Project at the San Francisco Center for the Book

Come by The San Francisco Center for the Book this weekend to admire, contribute to and experience a traveling sketchbook show! The Sketchbook Project is an interactive exhibition that features dozens of handmade books that artists from all over the world fill with their work. The Sketchbook Project explained in 96 seconds from Art House […]

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Roadworks And Book Arts Through The Eyes of British Columbia’s Director of Libraries and Literacy

We were delighted to have Jacqueline VanDyk visit the San Francisco Center for the Book a few weeks ago. She is the Director of the Libraries and Literacy Branch in the government of British Columbia. Today we were delighted to read her blog post about the visit and share it with you here. To read […]

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Dominic Riley: Visiting Instructor Wins UK Top Award of £10,000 at Sir Paul Getty Bodleian Bookbinding Prize 2013 Ceremony.

British designer, and SFCB visiting instructor, Dominic Riley has won the top award of £10,000 ($15,670.89) at the second Sir Paul Getty Bodleian Bookbinding Prize 2013 ceremony. The BBC filed the following report. To view the original go to http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-22841501 Given the theme of William Shakespeare, Riley produced a binding made of brown and black […]

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Call To Artists: Submit Book Works Which Speak To The Mysterious, The Alchemical, The Arcane

For all book artists, letterpress printers, bookbinders, and other practitioners of the original “Black Art”… Consider entering a piece in this upcoming show at the San Francisco Center for the Book! International submissions welcomed. The show runs from Friday, September 13, 2013, to October 31 (naturally). The deadline for submission is June 30, 2013 Send […]

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Learn Screenprinting with Marsha Shaw | Weeklong Screenprinting Intensive

The San Francisco Center for the Book is holding a five-day workshop that offers an introduction to the stencil method of screen printing! Workshop participants will learn various image-making methods using paper stencils, monotype techniques, fluid techniques, screen filler, and direct-emulsion photographic stencils. The class will also work with color in multiple editions and become […]

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Macy Chadwick | Three Techniques in Three Days at the San Francisco Center for the Book

Three Techniques in Three Days Instructor: Macy Chadwick Create a luscious, layered image with a combination of pressure printing, relief printing, and printing with polymer plates. Saturday – Monday/ June 1, 2, 3 10:00am – 5:00pm This dynamic class combines three different image-generation techniques on the letterpress. First, students will create an atmospheric image with […]

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Forty Hours With Donald Glaister at SF Center for the Book

A guest post by SFCB Instructor, donor and Board Member – Mary Laird. Five Days with Don Glaister at SFCB 2013 For me, it was a dream come true – any kind of a class with Don Glaister (Master Bookbinder),here in San Francisco, at the Center for the Book, where I have the privilege to […]

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The Sketchbook Project Summer Tour

The San Francisco Center for the Book is pleased to host the 2013 Sketchbook Project 2013 Road Trip featuring thousands of handmade artists’ books. The Sketchbook Project is a global, crowd-sourced art project and traveling exhibition. Since 2006, the Sketchbook Project has encouraged participants from all walks of life to fill the pages of a […]

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The Legacy of Florence Walter: Celebrating a Century at the Book Club of California

The Legacy of Florence Walter:
 Celebrating a Century at the BCC April 29-September 2, 2013 Free and open to the public during Book Club hours Monday 10-7; Tuesday-Friday, 10-5 The Legacy of Florence Walter features forty-five fine design bindings that Walter’s family has treasured for many decades. Her working sketches, photographs, keepsakes, and other printed […]

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Superstition 13 Invites Artists to Investigate Superstition and the Esoteric.

CALL FOR ENTRIES: Exhibition Title: Superstition 13  Exhibition Dates: September 13th (Friday) – October 31, 2013 Deadline for applications: 11:59pm June 30, 2013 Please read these instructions carefully. If you still have questions, submit via email info @ sfcb.org . Please, no calls.   Superstition 13 invites artists to investigate superstition and the esoteric.  It […]

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