Category Archives: Tabletop Platen Press

Open Print Studio: Where the Magic Happens

A quick dispatch from last Friday’s absolutely hoppin’ Open Print Studio: I was supervising this particular evening, but fellow OPS supervisor, and rockstar intern Meredith Hudson-Redfield was there, too, and she brought her senior projects class from CCA.  She used her OPS press time to give them an introduction to letterpress printing.  They learned how […]

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Annemarie Munn
Annemarie Munn
Annemarie's abiding love of the broadside brought her to printmaking, book arts, and to SFCB, where she has been volunteering for almost two years. She is currently studying for her MFA in Fiction at SFSU, where she also studies printmaking and book arts.

Kyle Durrie & the Moveable Type Project

Editor’s note: We’re excited to introduce new SFCB blogger Allie Washkin, our most excellent communications intern, with this recap of the Moveable Type: Letterpress in a Studio/Truck event from this weekend. Welcome, Allie, we’re so pleased to have you on board as a contributor. The sun and the presses were hot on Saturday here at […]

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Allie Washkin
Allie Washkin
Allie Washkin, SFCB's newest marketing intern, is earning a BA in Creative Writing at SFSU. Born and raised in the Bay Area, she has cultivated a love and devotion to coffee, airports, adventures, and the written word. She often walks, for hours on end, with nothing but ideas... Keep moving forward, and there will be light. Better said by Frank O'Hara: "You are gorgeous and I'm coming."

Introduction to Letterpress: Business Cards

A few weeks ago I took this great Introduction to Letterpress: Business Cards, taught by Paula Goldstein. There’s going to be another one on July 19. It was a wonderful introduction to the practice of letterpress! Paula did a great job of giving us lots to do, demonstrating that there was lots more to learn, […]

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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.

Maker Faire 2011


Maker Faire!  The name alone sends shivers down the spine of artists, musicians, DIYers, and the creative and curious everywhere.  Held in San Mateo last weekend, the annual event was a sprawling exposition celebrating all things made: an incredible intersection of art, music, engineering, science and good ol’ elbow grease.  Among the kinetic statues, electric […]

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Maggie Engebretson

Pulp: The Paper Medium Event

A little glitz and lots of paper — what’s not to love? On Thursday, May 19, SFCB participated in the joint ArtPoint and Museum of Craft and Design Pulp event at the Don Soker Gallery downtown. Attendees were invited to cut, glue, print, sew and fashion all manner of works in paper (some of our […]

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Maggie Engebretson

SFCB at the Exploratorium Wood Fair

Here’s Nina Zeininger-Byrne manning the press at The Exploratorium’s first annual Wood Fair and wood-themed Open Make event this weekend. We schlepped one of our tabletop platen presses over to the Marina to demonstrate letterpress printing with wood type. (Unfortunately, as we decided to print cards with a wood-inspired pun on a Beach Boys song, […]

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Maggie Engebretson