Category Archives: Letterpress

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 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 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.

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.

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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Stochastic Printing: Letterpress Outside the Form

San Francisco Center for the Book and Johanna Drucker invite you to register for a unique creative workshop experience. Johanna Drucker, in conjunction with the Druckworks Exhibit at the San Francisco Center for the Book, is holding a workshop entitled Stochastic Printing: Letterpress Outside the Form About the Workshop The defining feature of letterpress is […]

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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 Open House

On Friday, April 26, 2013, join us for an evening of art, printing and bookbinding. Celebrate our new home at 375 Rhode Island Street. There will be printing demonstrations, learn simple bookbinding techniques to make a keepsake, try your hand at calligraphy or make some artist trading cards. We’ll be celebrating from 6:00 – 9:00pm […]

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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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Printeresting Visits San Francisco Center for the Book

Jenn Pascoe of Printeresting was in San Francisco last week for Codex and had the opportunity to visit the San Francisco Center for the Book. We were so pleased to be given permission to share the post here. Thanks Jenn! Click here to see the original post. Dispatch From California Here’s a mini post from […]

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Gutwrench Press and Vandercook Maintenance at SFCB

Hope of Gutwrench Press, posted the following on her blog following the Paul Moxon Vandercook Maintenance workshop. We’re pleased to share it with you here. To view the original post go to http://gutwrenchpress.blogspot.com/2013/01/vandercook-weekend.html Gutwrench Press is dedicated to handmade paper crafts, printing and communication through fine art, zines and the Keep Writing postcard project.  We […]

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