Category Archives: Experimental

Notes from a Library Volunteer: the Cabinet of Curiosities

What place could a Bed Bath & Beyond medicine cabinet, purchased for $15.00 from Craigslist, possibly have in a library? Well, say that this library has quite a few artist’s books, left over from classes or purchased at art shows or donated by enthusiastic creators. And say that many of these books are smaller than […]

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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.

Notes from a Library Apprentice: Putting Books in their Place

When discussing with Mary Austin about the extent of my duties this summer, I mentioned that I might be interested in becoming a librarian. She was overjoyed: upon moving from DeHaro Street to Rhode Island street recently, San Francisco Center for the Book’s small collection was rendered utterly  disorganized. Who better than an intern with 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.

The Book of You

The author Carlos Ruiz Zafón once said, “Every book has a soul, the soul of the person who wrote it and the soul of those who read it an dream about it.” In some books, we can only glimpse this soul tangentially… in the way a few words are organized on the page, or 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.

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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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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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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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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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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