Category Archives: Pamphlet

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.

Uncovering The Hidden World of Mail-Art

Have you ever received mail from a friend from a far away place? Maybe hand-drawn illustrations, collage, or other various materials used on the outside of your letter? Chances are this is mail art. To sum it up: mail art is anything you can attach a postage stamp to and mail! That’s it! Here in San Francisco we […]

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Michael Shanahan
Creator and Editor for Strange Cessation Publications (www.strangecessation.com) & GEMS Music & Arts Magazine, and current SFCB Volunteer 2011.

Grendl And Her Spooky Third Thursday Open House: Halloween Edition

Hi bookish fans! I just wanted to give a gouly shout out to everyone who attended last Thursday night’s open studio slash Halloween party. All were aghast as we demonstrated letterpress printing for our unwitting guests. I’m pretty sure Grendl Löfkvist (our high demo priestess), clad in all black, didn’t even dress up specially for […]

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Michael Shanahan
Creator and Editor for Strange Cessation Publications (www.strangecessation.com) & GEMS Music & Arts Magazine, and current SFCB Volunteer 2011.

Book Forms by Various Artists

Red Dos-a-Dos Book by A. Fain Books. When I first heard of this book form, I thought it was named after the do-si-do dance step. It turns out I wasn’t too far off: do-si-do (or dosado) is a corruption of the French dos-à-dos, which means “back-to-back.” Everything Falls into Place, from Purgatory Pie Press. A […]

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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.