Category Archives: Artist Book

Physical/Digital: The (Changing) Art of the Book at Reed College

I tumbled straight out of my first year at Reed and into the San Francisco Center for the Book. At first glance, these two institutions may seem totally unrelated. as it turns out, though, they share more than I originally thought possible. Practically every Reed student knows the name Lloyd Reynolds. During his tenure at […]

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Zoe
Zoe is a student at Reed College, and an amateur playwright. During the summer of 2013 she is a volunteer at SFCB contributing her time and wit to the library and her sorting talents to the California job cases in the print studio.

Notes from a Library Volunteer: the Cabinet of Curiosities

What place could a Bed Bath & Beyond medicine cabinet, purchased for $15.00 from Craigslist, possibly have in a library? Well, say that this library has quite a few artist’s books, left over from classes or purchased at art shows or donated by enthusiastic creators. And say that many of these books are smaller than […]

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Zoe
Zoe
Zoe is a student at Reed College, and an amateur playwright. During the summer of 2013 she is a volunteer at SFCB contributing her time and wit to the library and her sorting talents to the California job cases in the print studio.

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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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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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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