Tag 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
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.

The ABC’s of Typesetting

I can’t say I’m a “regular” at SFCB – I’ve only been working here for a month. But still, not much gives me more glee than walking in on a Monday to find  a center full of new students. Let’s take a peek at the classes I’ve been peeking at: For the last two weeks, […]

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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.

Type and Literature and Poetry at Cowell Press

Type and literature and poetry UCSC’s Cowell Press, a decades-old program, uses hands-on creativity to teach students the traditional arts of typography and printing. Reprinted from the University of Santa Cruz Newscenter (http://news.ucsc.edu/2012/12/cowell-press.html) Thank you to Gwen Mickelson and Peggy Townsend for permission to share this article with you. An hour away from Silicon Valley […]

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SFCB
SFCB
The San Francisco Center for the Book sfcb.org

SFCB Teacher Maia de Raat featured on Felt & Wire

SFCB teacher and friend Maia de Raat is featured on the Felt & Wire blog today! Great pictures of her jackelope cards, and this gem from the interview: De Raat’s process is simple: “I draw and erase, then draw, then erase … until I like what I see.” Congrats, Maia, and good luck at the […]

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Rocket Caleshu
Rocket Caleshu
Rocket Caleshu is an instructor at SFCB, and a freelance letterpress printer.

Prism Vision: Poster Making with Intern Trevor

Today SFCB’s favorite bespectacled, bearded intern Trevor spent the morning cranking out some sweet posters for his upcoming art opening, Prism Vision, this Friday at NO, 389 Valencia, 8pm. Just look at that wild layout of triangle dingbats!

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Rocket Caleshu
Rocket Caleshu
Rocket Caleshu is an instructor at SFCB, and a freelance letterpress printer.

Letterpress as a Business: Live Recording

Last summer we hosted a panel discussion called “Letterpress as a Business,” featuring some of our favorite local printers: Joel Benson of Dependable Letterpress, Norman Clayton of Classic Letterpress, Susie Gelbron of Carrot & Stick Press, Patrick Reagh of Patrick Reagh Printers Inc., and John Sullivan of Logos Graphics. John hosted the panel, leading us […]

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Rocket Caleshu
Rocket Caleshu
Rocket Caleshu is an instructor at SFCB, and a freelance letterpress printer.

Welcome!

Letterpress Printers, Bookbinders, Paper Makers, Tinkerers, Poets, Graphic Designers, Wood Carvers, Book Enthusiasts of All Stripes: Welcome to the San Francisco Center for the Book’s new blog! Here we will share the wide, varied, and wonderful world of the book arts with you. We hope you’ll join us as we explore the projects, programs, workshops, […]

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Rocket Caleshu
Rocket Caleshu
Rocket Caleshu is an instructor at SFCB, and a freelance letterpress printer.