Category Archives: Instructors

Interviews with Our Instructors!

We’ve been working with all of the wonderful videos our friends have made for and about us this year at the San Francisco Center for the Book, trying to get our YouTube Channel up and running. My favorite finds have been the interviews with the fantastically smart, interesting people who teach our workshops and really make […]

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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.

Industrial Mandalas

Mark Faigenbaum has twice been artist-in-residence at the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, but when Mary Austin talks about him, she’s more excited about the time he spent as artist-in-residence at the city dump. His partnership with San Francisco Recycling and Disposal (as the dump is more accurately known) stemmed from his interest 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.

The ABC’s of Typesetting

I can’t say I’m a “regular” at SFCB – I’ve only been working here for a month. But still, not much gives me more glee than walking in on a Monday to find  a center full of new students. Let’s take a peek at the classes I’ve been peeking at: For the last two weeks, […]

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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.

An Evening with Michael Burke and Dominic Riley

Have you gotten to meet our visiting Master Bookbinders yet? We’ve been so lucky to have Dominic and Michael here at San Francisco Center for the book — both have taught some amazing classes this summer, with a few more upcoming: Dominic’s Account Book Binding workshop takes place on July 22, and Michael’s class on […]

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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.

Letterpress Inking 101

What? “The Secrets of Inking for Letterpress,” a printing workshop with instructor Alan Hillesheim When? July 18th, 6:30 – 9:30pm All right, give me the spiel. Sure, you know the difference between a Vandercook cylinder press and a floor-model platen. You can set type and pull out some very nice broadsides – heck, you’ve even printed your own […]

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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.

Dominic Riley: Visiting Instructor Wins UK Top Award of £10,000 at Sir Paul Getty Bodleian Bookbinding Prize 2013 Ceremony.

British designer, and SFCB visiting instructor, Dominic Riley has won the top award of £10,000 ($15,670.89) at the second Sir Paul Getty Bodleian Bookbinding Prize 2013 ceremony. The BBC filed the following report. To view the original go to http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-22841501 Given the theme of William Shakespeare, Riley produced a binding made of brown and black […]

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Creative Bug Helps Promote Our Open House

Today, we received this lovely email and video from Jeanne Lewis at Creativebug! “We love being being around the corner from you and continue to support what you are doing in whatever way we can.  In that vein, we cut this short video for you guys in honor of your new location. I hope you […]

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Tunnel Book Workshop at SF Center for the Book

Bettina Pauly is a book artist and instructor at San Francisco Center for the Book. She works as a letterpress printer with Kim Vanderheiden at Painted Tongue Studios, Oakland, California and in addition to teaching workshops at the San Francisco Center for the Book, she teaches at the O’Hanlon Center for the Arts and the […]

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Join us for our open house and celebration!

On Friday, April 26th, from 6:00 to 9:00pm, we’re celebrating our new home at 375 Rhode Island Street. Come and join us for demos and hands-on activities with many of our fantastic instructors! This is a free event, so be sure to stop by with your friends to kick off your weekend with some fun […]

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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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