Category Archives: Paper

Bringing The Life Cycle Of Water To Life – In Paper

This video shows the  the life cycle of a single drop of water through the pages of an elaborate pop-up book. It contains nine scenes that were animated using 1,000 photographic stills shot over the course of a year. Revolution is an animated short by photographer Chris Turner, paper engineer Helen Friel and animator Jess […]

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Paper Sculptures To Inspire from Chinese Artist Li Hongbo

The incredibly beautiful and original fluid paper sculptures of Li Hongbo will inspire all lovers of paper. To create these pieces, which at first appear to be ceramic, Li Hongbo glues together thousands of sheets of paper to create large blocks which he carves into haunting forms which transform when the sheaves of paper are […]

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SFCB
The San Francisco Center for the Book sfcb.org

One for Each: Sight and the Media of Immersion

Sight and the Media of Impression: one of five essays by Marc Weidenbaum for a new artists’ book by Paolo Salvagione. Marc Weidenbaum can be found at disquiet.com As the future slides into focus, as we come to nearly inhabit it and to think of it as something increasingly proximate to the present, it retains […]

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SFCB
The San Francisco Center for the Book sfcb.org

Beautiful Promotional Video for Pop-up book by Benjamin Lacombe

Il etait une fois – Benjamin Lacombe By BCWALL from B&C on Vimeo. I wanted to share this beautiful video of this beautiful book. I like how the pop-up book is both a fun use of paper engineering and beautifully rendered. I’m also interested, as ever, in how the video bridges the gap between electronic […]

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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.

Jen Stark: Antidote to San Francisco’s Foggy Summer

Enjoy these beautiful photographs of artist Jen Stark’s paper sculpture- a real antidote to our foggy San Francisco summers. -Rocket You guys, this is all handmade out of paper. Just sayin’. I hope it brings some more color and joy to  your foggy San Francisco summer! Jen Stark.

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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.

Susan Stockwell’s Sculptural Explorations

These dresses made of paper maps and money are a part of Susan Stockwell’s sculptural exploration of colonialism and the British empire. From her website: Susan Stockwell’s work … is concerned with issues of ecology, geo-politics, mapping, trade and global commerce. The materials used are the everyday, domestic and industrial disposable products that pervade our […]

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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.

Neon Whisk: A Foray Into Screen Printing

Today we bring you the first post from Monica LeMaster, a terrific volunteer/intern and true book arts enthusiast! She has jumped into the world of printing and binding at full force, so we look forward to seeing the work she produces as she learns the craft. For her first post, she focuses on prints produced […]

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Monica Lilta LeMaster
Monica Lilta LeMaster

Handmade Paper Hats and Fashion by Stuart McLachlan

Fascinating paper fashion and art by Stuart McLachlan. Fantastically whimsical and architectural. From his website: Paper is a medium without boundaries, it can be molded, formed and cut into almost any form imaginable, I endeavour to push its physical boundaries and create imagery and art that is not expected from such a delicate structured material. […]

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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.

Harry Potter Inspired Wedding Invitation Suite

More beautiful Harry Potter inspired design and paper art! This beautiful wedding invitation is inspired by the marauder’s map. By etsy seller oneLittleM. From the description: This enchanting map takes you through the fantastic adventure of the betrothed couple’s proposal story. Wedding event details lie within a secret folded chamber in the back of this […]

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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.

Open Studio Specimens

Last Saturday was Open Studio Day on Bryant Street and I decided to pay SFCB’s own Rhiannon Alpers a visit at her studio. I work with Rhiannon everyday, and I know she’s a book artist but I was still blown away by the great work that I saw. Rhiannon’s most recent project was set up on a […]

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Nina
Nina
Nina Eve has been obsessed with books since receiving Harold and the Purple Crayon as a child before she knew how to read. While receiving her BFA in Photography from the San Francisco Art Institute she took as many book and printmaking classes as possible. She now spends her time working as the Project Coordinator at SFCB, making and selling her printed and bookish wares, and learning French.