Category Archives: Interview

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.

Boning and Binding BookSpines at SF Center for the Book

Ariel Soto-Suver is a photographer for the SF Bay Guardian. She and her husband Sam recently attended an Introduction to Bookbinding workshop at the San Francisco Center for the book and posted this article at the San Francisco Bay Guardian newspaper. Click here to see the original piece at SF Bay Guardian. Boning and Binding […]

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SFCB
The San Francisco Center for the Book sfcb.org

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

Tested.com Visits the San Francisco Center for the Book for Letterpress Business Cards

We were delighted to host Tested.com for the filming of a video segment about having their businesss cards letterpress printed at the San Francisco Center for the Book. Tested Learns the Craft of Letterpress Printing Posted on Tested.com by Joey Fameli on Dec. 18, 2012 “We visit the San Francisco Center for the Book to […]

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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.

Go Cuckoo for Roadworks Featured Artist Anna Branning of Dutch Door Press

Roadworks 2012 Featured Artist Anna Branning is one half of the popular San Francisco-based illustration and letterpress studio Dutch Door Press. Anna was selected by the San Francisco Center for the Book based on her skill as an illustrator and a printer. An industrious, imaginative designer with a background in illustration, this is Anna’s first year carving […]

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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.

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.

Messiness Is a Beauty of its Own: An Interview with Sarah McCarry

A special post today for our readers- our final (for now) interview from contributor Matt Runkle. He is moving away from the Bay Area to pursue graduate studies at the University of Iowa, leaving a trail of excellent SFCB blog interviews in his wake. Good luck, Matt, we’ll miss you around here. Readers, enjoy this […]

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Matt Runkle
Matt Runkle
Matt Runkle's writing has appeared in The Collagist, Monkeybicycle, on BOMBlog, and is forthcoming in Wigleaf. A former Cartoon Art Museum resident, his comics are anthologized in Sparkplug Comic Books' Gay Genius and Rob Kirby's THREE. The third issue of his zine, RUNX TALES, will be released in 2012. Brooklyn Arts Press will publish a collection of his short fiction in 2013. You can visit his personal blog here.

Librarians Are Warriors: An Interview with Stephen Boyer

Despite its banishment from Zucotti Park, it looks like Occupy Wall Street has weathered the winter as it gears up for another massive action on May 1st. Since being met with militarized police tactics, the movement’s demands have grown to encompass basic civil rights of assembly and free speech. Interestingly, physical books—objects currently fretted over […]

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Matt Runkle
Matt Runkle
Matt Runkle's writing has appeared in The Collagist, Monkeybicycle, on BOMBlog, and is forthcoming in Wigleaf. A former Cartoon Art Museum resident, his comics are anthologized in Sparkplug Comic Books' Gay Genius and Rob Kirby's THREE. The third issue of his zine, RUNX TALES, will be released in 2012. Brooklyn Arts Press will publish a collection of his short fiction in 2013. You can visit his personal blog here.