Category Archives: Book Sculpture

Bringing The Life Cycle Of Water To Life – In Paper

This video shows the  the life cycle of a single drop of water through the pages of an elaborate pop-up book. It contains nine scenes that were animated using 1,000 photographic stills shot over the course of a year. Revolution is an animated short by photographer Chris Turner, paper engineer Helen Friel and animator Jess […]

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SFCB
The San Francisco Center for the Book sfcb.org

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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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
The San Francisco Center for the Book sfcb.org

Paper Art by Judy Pfaff

Check out work by Judy Pfaff, an MacArthur Fellowship-receiving artist. Her gallerist describes her work as “rare combination of elegance and detritus.” -Rocket Judy Pfaff is most well-known for her installation and sculpture, but her paper work is brilliant too. In addition to cut paper, she also uses materials as variable as coffee filters, silk […]

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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.

Guild of Book Workers

Some of my favorite works from the Guild of Book Workers. Above, a swirly book by Adam Watson. The archetype of Adam Watson’s ‘Skwirly’ books, the little dodecapod looks poised to scuttle off back to sea…. A blank book, bound in handdyed, contorted cow hide with calf spine. 30 x 27 x 27 centimeters. Created […]

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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.

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.

Book and Paper Arts Inspired by Tea

It’s a common fallacy to assume that other people are just like us. But surely it’s not a fallacy to assume that people who like books and bookmaking and ephemera also like tea, right? I certainly do! (More on that below.) Here’s some book and paper arts incorporating an affection for tea, demonstrating that other […]

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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.

Open Studio Specimens

Last Saturday was Open Studio Day on Bryant Street and I decided to pay SFCB’s own Rhiannon Alpers a visit at her studio. I work with Rhiannon everyday, and I know she’s a book artist but I was still blown away by the great work that I saw. Rhiannon’s most recent project was set up on a […]

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Nina
Nina
Nina Eve has been obsessed with books since receiving Harold and the Purple Crayon as a child before she knew how to read. While receiving her BFA in Photography from the San Francisco Art Institute she took as many book and printmaking classes as possible. She now spends her time working as the Project Coordinator at SFCB, making and selling her printed and bookish wares, and learning French.

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.

Pottermore Papercraft

So, are you tired of hearing about Harry Potter yet? What if I promise it’s not about the movie or the actors or the plot or gay Dumbledore but the amazing handmade stop-motion papercut book art on the Pottermore video? (Was that enough adjectives for you?) Pottermore itself is a much-hyped “online experience” thing; you […]

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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.