Category Archives: Digital and Analog

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
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.

Messiness Is a Beauty of its Own: An Interview with Sarah McCarry

A special post today for our readers- our final (for now) interview from contributor Matt Runkle. He is moving away from the Bay Area to pursue graduate studies at the University of Iowa, leaving a trail of excellent SFCB blog interviews in his wake. Good luck, Matt, we’ll miss you around here. Readers, enjoy this […]

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Matt Runkle
Matt Runkle
Matt Runkle's writing has appeared in The Collagist, Monkeybicycle, on BOMBlog, and is forthcoming in Wigleaf. A former Cartoon Art Museum resident, his comics are anthologized in Sparkplug Comic Books' Gay Genius and Rob Kirby's THREE. The third issue of his zine, RUNX TALES, will be released in 2012. Brooklyn Arts Press will publish a collection of his short fiction in 2013. You can visit his personal blog here.

Test Pattern Library

For those of you youngsters in our readership who may, like myself, not have seen a test pattern in its natural environment, a test pattern or test card is what was broadcast on television when no program was being shown, and could be used to calibrate the colors on your TV set. For a variety […]

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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.

Contained Herein by Meg Kennedy

This altered book by Meg Kennedy, found on the New York Center for Book Arts artist website, is altered into a mini curio cabinet displaying forms of media, with a little stone tablet, scroll, accordion book / pamphlet, Japanese-bound book, chalkboard, codex, and CD drive inserted into the open text block. The book is transformed […]

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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.

Kyle Bean’s “The Future of Books”

Kyle Bean’s website describes this project as “a book/laptop hybrid model to demonstrate how we are sourcing information.”For me, it speaks not just to the sources of our information, but the tactile and physical presence of it. The weight and type of paper in a book gives it a unique texture and color; the glue […]

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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.