Category Archives: Exhibition

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 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.

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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The Eve of the Anniversary of the Car-Bombing of Al-Mutanabbi Street

On the eve of the sixth anniversary of the car-bombing of al-Mutanabbi Street in Baghdad, Iraq – the centuries old home of poets, writer, booksellers and cultural intellectuals – we were moved to read this blog post by al-Mutanabbi Street printer and book artist Annette Disslin (Germany). Annette has posted a beautiful blog entry marking […]

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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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“A Candle for the Shahbandar Cafe” at the San Francisco Center for the Book on March 5, 2013

March 5th, 2013 marks the sixth anniversary of the car bombing of al-Mutanabbi Street in Baghdad, Iraq. Al-Mutanabbi Street is the cultural heart of Baghdad and the home to writers, poets, artists and musicians. The San Francisco Center for the Book is currently exhibiting “Al-Mutanabbi Street Starts Here” an exhibit of arstist books created in […]

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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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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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