Author Archives: Rocket Caleshu

Exploding the Codex on the Fine Books Blog

Check out this nice feature on the Fine Books & Collections blog about our current exhibition, Exploding the Codex. They note how ambitious the exhibition is- if you haven’t had a chance to come by and see for yourself the works of over 40 book artists from the collection of our co-founder Mary Austin, then […]

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

Birth of a Book

A short vignette following the printing of Suzanne St Albans’ Mango and Mimosa, using the traditional book-binding methods of the England-based Smith-Settle Printers. Beautiful! via Devour

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

Bibliothek Ihres Vertauens/ Your Trusted Library

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Beautiful work by Bernd Kleinheisterkamp found via defacedbook. images from here.

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

From the Library: Design & Style – 7: Bauhaus and the New Typography 1919 – 1933

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Welcome to the second installment of From the Library. This gem was unearthed by Michaela, the other half of the Bennington Dream Team, during the library cataloging project. Also, did you know that you can visit the book art and design library at SFCB during our regular business hours? There is some incredible technical information […]

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

From the Library: Selections From Phrases & Philosophies For the Use of the Young

Floryn Reads

Today we present a guest post from Floryn Honnet, one of two fantastic interns visiting all the way from Bennington College in Vermont for a field work term full of book arts learning. Floryn and her compatriot Michaela have spent a generous part of the last month cataloging and organizing our library, which turns out […]

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

Paper Space by Kota Ezawa

Happy new year! Our apologies for the radio silence- it’s been a busy new year. Conveniently, we have the best reason possible for our absence: we’ve been making books. Last Thursday saw the release of our latest Imprint Artist-in-Residence edition: Paper Space, by the esteemed artist Kota Ezawa at Haines Gallery. A four-page pop-up book, […]

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

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.

Heroes & Criminals Press Grand Opening

Congratulations to our friend Jessica White (co-founder of Ladies of Letterpress and SFCB studio visitor) on the grand opening of her new letterpress shop! Wish we could have been there to celebrate, and if you are in the Asheville, North Carolina area be sure to check it out.

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

Roadworks 2011: A Day in Pictures

Things have been a bit quiet on the blog front, but only because they have been so busy here at SFCB! Now that autumn is in full swing, we’ll have more time to sit down at our computers and document all the fun stuff that’s been going on. Let’s start things off with a pictorial […]

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

Interview with SFCB Imprint Artist Rigel Stuhmiller

And now we bring you another special interview! A chat with our current Imprint Publications Small Plates artist and illustrator Rigel Stuhmiller. Our fantastic team of Imprint production interns, led by Rigel and Head of Studio Operations Rhiannon Alpers, are nearly finished with the production of this book. Imprint book productions are our favorite times […]

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