Category Archives: Imprint

Notes from a Library Volunteer: “Paul,” “Ted” and “Lisa”

Near the ground, on a shelf filled mostly with copies of Ampersand magazine and photos from past Roadworks events, stand eight unassuming hard-backed folders – the kind that hold loose-leaf papers if you want to actually make sure that they stay safe. They are titled ambiguously: Paul Ted Our Family Travels (two volumes) Lisa (two volumes) Celia Said Our […]

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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.

Featured in the SF Chronicle: Codex Fair Celebrates Fine Art of Books

Nancy Davis Kho is a freelance writer in Oakland. She wrote the following article which appeared in the SF Chroncile and on SFGate.com on Wednesday, February 6, 2013 and features a quote from our studio manager Rhiannon Alpers. See the San Francisco Center for the Book at the Codex International Book Fair. Click here for more […]

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

Sound and the Tactile Ear: Paolo Salvagione’s One for Each

Sound and the Tactile Ear One of five essays by Marc Weidenbaum for a new artists’ book by Paolo Salvagione On November 2, 2012, at the San Francisco Center for the book there will be a combination book preview and exhibition opening for artist Paolo Salvagione. His forthcoming book is a contemporary Wunderkammer, or cabinet […]

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

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.

Dog Dreams Launch, Take Two!

An announcement for lovers of letterpress, lovers of dogs, parents and friends of small children, and everyone who is young at heart: Michael Wertz’s book Dog Dreams, originally produced as a Small Plates Edition of SFCB, will soon be available from Gingko Press!  Dog Dreams is a 7″ x 7″ board book.  The original letterpress […]

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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.

History///Absence

Last week, our valued intern Meredith Hudson-Redfield, was spotted in an Oakland gallery… Meredith’s final exhibit for her BFA, which she will finish in December at California College of Arts, was a great success. Each piece in the gallery was a portrait of a member of Meredith’s family, some known to her and some curiously […]

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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.

Studio Dispatch on Sideshow: Binding

Like the letterpress portion of producing a Small Plates Imprint book, the binding process is multi-step, collaborative, and full of wonderfully detailed tasks.  Let’s start with the cover: This cover need to wrap around the book and it needs to have a spine to allow for the thickness of the book.  So how does it […]

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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.

Rigel Stuhmiller featured at Roadworks: A Steamroller Printing Festival 2011

SFCB is proud to announce Bay Area artist Rigel Stuhmiller as one of the featured artists at our 8th Annual Roadworks: A Steamroller Printing Festival. Rigel specializes in printmaking, illustration, design, and storyboarding. Her diverse body of work includes elegant vegetable prints, farm logos, comics, and so much more. Her style is sweet and whimsical, […]

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Allie Washkin
Allie Washkin
Allie Washkin, SFCB's newest marketing intern, is earning a BA in Creative Writing at SFSU. Born and raised in the Bay Area, she has cultivated a love and devotion to coffee, airports, adventures, and the written word. She often walks, for hours on end, with nothing but ideas... Keep moving forward, and there will be light. Better said by Frank O'Hara: "You are gorgeous and I'm coming."

Friday Studio Dispatch #1

Here begins a series of in-depth “A Day in the Studio” posts! Comments and feedback welcome! On Friday, June 17th, the imps of printing were having a party.  Or the press gods woke up on the wrong side of the bed.  Or everything we touched turned to struggle.  Pick your metaphor (sometimes letterpress is just […]

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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.