Category Archives: Book Form

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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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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San Francisco Center for the Book Shines a Spotlight on the Career of Artist & Scholar Johanna Drucker. Druckworks: A 40 Year Retrospective of Letterpress Artist Books

The San Francisco Center for the Book will exhibit “Druckworks,” a comprehensive survey of artworks by artist and scholar Johanna Drucker, featuring more than 60 books as well as graphic art, letterpress printing and visual projects produced over the last 40 years. May 24 – August 24, 2013 The San Francisco Center for the Book […]

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Tunnel Book Workshop at SF Center for the Book

Bettina Pauly is a book artist and instructor at San Francisco Center for the Book. She works as a letterpress printer with Kim Vanderheiden at Painted Tongue Studios, Oakland, California and in addition to teaching workshops at the San Francisco Center for the Book, she teaches at the O’Hanlon Center for the Arts and the […]

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Johanna Drucker: Druckworks at SFCB May 24th – August 24, 2013

Johanna Drucker is a scholar, writer, and artist known for her work in the history of graphic design, typography, experimental poetry, fine art, and digital humanities. Her most recent titles include SpecLab: Digital Aesthetics and Speculative Computing (Chicago, 2009), and Graphic Design History: A Critical Guide (Pearson, 2008). Digital
Humanities: Theory in Practice, co-authored with Anne […]

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How Extraordinary Books Are Made | A Fundraising Event at 826 Valencia

The Night Writer Society of 826 Valencia is proud to present a seminar on bookmaking (for aspiring or current bookmakers) and fundraising event on March 15, 2013 from 7:30 – 9:00. THE SECRETS OF FANTASTICALLY DIFFERENT BOOKS REVEALED TO AN ENRAPTURED AUDIENCE The event will feature Rhiannon Alpers, SF Center for the Book Studio Manager, […]

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Paper Sculptures To Inspire from Chinese Artist Li Hongbo

The incredibly beautiful and original fluid paper sculptures of Li Hongbo will inspire all lovers of paper. To create these pieces, which at first appear to be ceramic, Li Hongbo glues together thousands of sheets of paper to create large blocks which he carves into haunting forms which transform when the sheaves of paper are […]

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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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It’s Rare That One Gets To Truly Collaborate

This post was created by Annemarie Munn who was part of  SFCBs In-House Printer pilot program. She worked with Studio Manager, Rhiannon Alpers to print and bind Christie Nelson’s “My Moveable Feast” illustrated by Fiona Taylor. Printing a book is so different from printing  a set of illustrations, a business card, a poster, or even an […]

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Annemarie Munn
Annemarie's abiding love of the broadside brought her to printmaking, book arts, and to SFCB, where she has been volunteering for almost two years. She is currently studying for her MFA in Fiction at SFSU, where she also studies printmaking and book arts.

Unscannable Books by Jasmine Raznahan

A truly excellent post follows on one artist’s response to e-books, the future of print, and making work. A gem. Enjoy! -Rocket Jasmine Raznahan has created a small collection of unscannable books, “A structural exploration into book forms, created as a response to the destructive method of book scanning advocated by Google Books.” Much to […]

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Naomi Bardoff
Naomi Bardoff
In 2010 Naomi Bardoff graduated from Bard College, where she majored in fine arts and studied watercolor, ink drawing, and book-making. She has also taken classes at the Chicago Center for Book and Paper Arts. Since moving to the San Francisco Bay Area, Naomi has been working on her illustration portfolio, working in offices, and volunteering and taking classes at the San Francisco Center for the Book. In addition to the SFCB blog, she blogs on her art blog, naomese - naomi bardoff's art blog; and pins to her Pinterest boards. Her own book work can be found on her website.