Category Archives: Illustration

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.

Rik Olson: Master Printmaker and Friend of SFCB

Rik Olson is a long time friend, collaborator and instructor at the San Francisco Center for the Book. He has participated in every Roadworks: Steamroller Printing Festival since it’s inception. In this video produced by Stephen Siegel, Rik discusses his work, his inspirations and his studio. About Rik Olson A California native, Rik received his […]

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SFCB
SFCB
The San Francisco Center for the Book sfcb.org

Pressed for Details: Roadworks 2012 Featured Artist Rik Olson

Find out about Rik Olson, a Roadworks 2012 Featured Artist, his ties to Roadworks history, and the concurrent exhibition Rik in Detail, currently on view in the Austin Burch Gallery. And don’t forget about Roadworks this Saturday, September 22! The mission of the San Francisco Center for the Book’s annual Roadworks steamroller printmaking festival is […]

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elka weber
elka weber
elka weber is a writer, book artist, and library elf interested in publication design, hand papermaking, short fiction, long road trips and really crafty ideas.

Pound the Pavement with Roadworks Wildcard Artist Mike Kimball

Meet SFCB Roadworks 2012 Wildcard Artist Mike Kimball. Mike at his at his Arc Studios space, former site of legendary not-for-profit arts organization New Langton Arts. Painter and printmaker Mike Kimball is drawn to the urban landscape. His highly graphic work focuses on characterizing the warmth of urban topography through capturing angles of elegance in […]

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elka weber
elka weber
elka weber is a writer, book artist, and library elf interested in publication design, hand papermaking, short fiction, long road trips and really crafty ideas.

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 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.

Caitlin Mattisson: Queen of the Wild Frontier

For the first time in its nine year history, Roadworks put out a call for Wildcard design proposals in 2012. The force of nature that is Caitlin Mattisson answered loud and clear.  I recently spoke to Caitlin one summer night in the outer Mission, outside of a rock and roll show. We perched on […]

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elka weber
elka weber
elka weber is a writer, book artist, and library elf interested in publication design, hand papermaking, short fiction, long road trips and really crafty ideas.

Book-related Illustration

A lot of different ideas are conjured up by the phrase “book arts” – handmade books, sculptural books, artists’ books, graphic novels, books with lots of art in them, the illustrations in illustrated books, illustrations of books, art depicting people reading books, and so on. It can be frustrating when trying to find a certain […]

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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.

The Codex Seraphinianus by Luigi Serafini

Several years ago, my sister introduced me to The Codex Seraphinianus. She called me over to her computer. The screen showed two pages of a high-quality scan of a book’s pages, showing row after row of bizarre, plantlike hybrids of bananas, grapes and radishes, roses and turnips, and walnuts and collards. Flipping through digital page […]

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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.

Harry Potter Inspired Wedding Invitation Suite

More beautiful Harry Potter inspired design and paper art! This beautiful wedding invitation is inspired by the marauder’s map. By etsy seller oneLittleM. From the description: This enchanting map takes you through the fantastic adventure of the betrothed couple’s proposal story. Wedding event details lie within a secret folded chamber in the back of this […]

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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.

Bibliothek Ihres Vertauens/ Your Trusted Library

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Beautiful work by Bernd Kleinheisterkamp found via defacedbook. images from here.

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Rocket Caleshu
Rocket Caleshu
Rocket Caleshu is an instructor at SFCB, and a freelance letterpress printer.