Category Archives: Artist in Residence

Industrial Mandalas

Mark Faigenbaum has twice been artist-in-residence at the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, but when Mary Austin talks about him, she’s more excited about the time he spent as artist-in-residence at the city dump. His partnership with San Francisco Recycling and Disposal (as the dump is more accurately known) stemmed from his interest in […]

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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.

The Sketchbook Project II

Summer in San Francisco is freezing, and Sunday was no exception. That didn’t stop a hardcore group of book-lovers, artists, imagination-lovers, readers, and what have you (including myself) from gathering in the SFCB parking lot to get a look at the Sketchbook Project’s mobile library. Well, more specifically, at the 1,000 or so books that […]

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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.

The Sketchbook Project @ SFCB!

Crowdsourcing is a big deal these days: maybe you crowdsource funds for your chick flick/vampire thriller movie, or you get a bunch of people to define words like “cutty” and “bropocalypse.” What about crowdsourcing art? That’s exactly what the Sketchbook Project does. The idea is simple: an artist (or heck, not an artist!) pays a […]

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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.

An Evening with Michael Burke and Dominic Riley

Have you gotten to meet our visiting Master Bookbinders yet? We’ve been so lucky to have Dominic and Michael here at San Francisco Center for the book — both have taught some amazing classes this summer, with a few more upcoming: Dominic’s Account Book Binding workshop takes place on July 22, and Michael’s class on […]

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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.

SF Center for the Book at 2013 Codex International Book Fair

The CODEX 2013 INTERNATIONAL BOOK FAIR will be held at the beautiful waterfront Craneway Pavilion, located in Richmond at 1414 Harbour Way South. Craneway Pavilion is a world-class and sustainably designed event, concert and production facility located on 25 waterfront acres, Craneway Pavilion delivers awe-inducing views of the San Francisco skyline and surrounding environs. As […]

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SFCB
SFCB
The San Francisco Center for the Book sfcb.org

From “One for Each”: Touch and the Visceral Silhouette

Paolo Salvagione is the 2012 Artist-in-Residence at the San Francisco Center for the Book. He is in the process of creating a sensory Wunderkammer. An elegant cabinet of curiosities containing five drawers, one for each of the human senses. Each drawer holds a distinct, self-contained object. Salvagione is striving, as always, for a playful approach […]

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SFCB
SFCB
The San Francisco Center for the Book sfcb.org

One for Each: Sight and the Media of Immersion

Sight and the Media of Impression: one of five essays by Marc Weidenbaum for a new artists’ book by Paolo Salvagione. Marc Weidenbaum can be found at disquiet.com As the future slides into focus, as we come to nearly inhabit it and to think of it as something increasingly proximate to the present, it retains […]

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SFCB
The San Francisco Center for the Book sfcb.org

Q+A With SFCB Artist-in-Residence Paolo Salvagione

Rhiannon Alpers,San Francisco Center for the Book Imprint Studio Manager posed a series of questions to SFCB’s 2012 Artist in Residence, Paolo Salvagione, with whom she has been collaborating on the most recent Imprint Edition which will preview on November 2, 2012. What was your first encounter with book arts? My childhood was filled with […]

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SFCB
SFCB
The San Francisco Center for the Book sfcb.org

Sound and the Tactile Ear: Paolo Salvagione’s One for Each

Sound and the Tactile Ear One of five essays by Marc Weidenbaum for a new artists’ book by Paolo Salvagione On November 2, 2012, at the San Francisco Center for the book there will be a combination book preview and exhibition opening for artist Paolo Salvagione. His forthcoming book is a contemporary Wunderkammer, or cabinet […]

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SFCB
The San Francisco Center for the Book sfcb.org

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.