Author Archives: SFCB

“A thriving part of the Potrero Hill community for over a decade”

Look what we spotted on the Creativebug blog today. http://www.cbugstudio.com/blog/ San Francisco Center for the Book is just a stones throw away from Creativebug HQ and has been a thriving part of the Potrero Hill community for over a decade. This month, SFCB celebrates its re-opening in a new and larger space just around the corner. […]

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Creative Bug Helps Promote Our Open House

Today, we received this lovely email and video from Jeanne Lewis at Creativebug! “We love being being around the corner from you and continue to support what you are doing in whatever way we can.  In that vein, we cut this short video for you guys in honor of your new location. I hope you […]

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Brewster Kahle: I am so proud of my wife Mary Austin

Spotted on Brewster Kahle’s blog today. http://brewster.kahle.org/2013/04/10/mary-austin-gets-honored-at-the-ny-center-for-the-book-arts/ I am so proud of my wife Mary, who got a top honor from the NY Center for the Book Arts for her helping the field of Book Arts by starting the San Francisco Center for the Book. Presented by book artist and board member, Robbin Ami Silverberg, […]

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Stochastic Printing: Letterpress Outside the Form

San Francisco Center for the Book and Johanna Drucker invite you to register for a unique creative workshop experience. Johanna Drucker, in conjunction with the Druckworks Exhibit at the San Francisco Center for the Book, is holding a workshop entitled Stochastic Printing: Letterpress Outside the Form About the Workshop The defining feature of letterpress is […]

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Ten Years of Organization and Printing: Pictorial Websters

The San Francisco Center for the Book is a big fan of the Pictorial Websters, so of course we were smitten with this mini-documentary on Vimeo Pictorial Webster’s: Inspiration to Completion From the discovery of the 1898 International Dictionary to Linotyping the entries to printing the last print on the Vandercook to cutting the fingertabs […]

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San Francisco Center for the Book Sponsoring and Attending CiviCon 2013 in Berkeley, CA

  CiviCon is the annual, international meeting of CiviCRM users, implementers and developers. CiviCon is the place to share knowledge, experience and to discuss the future of the CiviCRM project. This is the first year attendees will have 2-days to deepen their understanding of the powerful platform and their connections with the CiviCRM community. What […]

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The Eve of the Anniversary of the Car-Bombing of Al-Mutanabbi Street

On the eve of the sixth anniversary of the car-bombing of al-Mutanabbi Street in Baghdad, Iraq – the centuries old home of poets, writer, booksellers and cultural intellectuals – we were moved to read this blog post by al-Mutanabbi Street printer and book artist Annette Disslin (Germany). Annette has posted a beautiful blog entry marking […]

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Druckworks: Forty Years of Books and Projects of Johanna Drucker

May 24 – August 24, 2013. The San Francisco Center for the Book presents “Druckworks,” a comprehensive survey of artworks by artist and scholar Johanna Drucker, featuring more than 60 books as well as graphic art and visual projects produced over the last 40 years. From deeply personal narratives, to humorous reflections and theoretically engaged […]

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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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