Tag Archives: SFCB

Physical/Digital: The (Changing) Art of the Book at Reed College

I tumbled straight out of my first year at Reed and into the San Francisco Center for the Book. At first glance, these two institutions may seem totally unrelated. as it turns out, though, they share more than I originally thought possible. Practically every Reed student knows the name Lloyd Reynolds. During his tenure at […]

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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.

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.

Industrial Mandalas

Mark Faigenbaum has twice been artist-in-residence at the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, but when Mary Austin talks about him, she’s more excited about the time he spent as artist-in-residence at the city dump. His partnership with San Francisco Recycling and Disposal (as the dump is more accurately known) stemmed from his interest in […]

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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.

The Sketchbook Project II

Summer in San Francisco is freezing, and Sunday was no exception. That didn’t stop a hardcore group of book-lovers, artists, imagination-lovers, readers, and what have you (including myself) from gathering in the SFCB parking lot to get a look at the Sketchbook Project’s mobile library. Well, more specifically, at the 1,000 or so books that […]

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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 Sketchbook Project @ SFCB!

Crowdsourcing is a big deal these days: maybe you crowdsource funds for your chick flick/vampire thriller movie, or you get a bunch of people to define words like “cutty” and “bropocalypse.” What about crowdsourcing art? That’s exactly what the Sketchbook Project does. The idea is simple: an artist (or heck, not an artist!) pays a […]

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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.

The Book of You

The author Carlos Ruiz Zafón once said, “Every book has a soul, the soul of the person who wrote it and the soul of those who read it an dream about it.” In some books, we can only glimpse this soul tangentially… in the way a few words are organized on the page, or in […]

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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.

Call To Artists: Submit Book Works Which Speak To The Mysterious, The Alchemical, The Arcane

For all book artists, letterpress printers, bookbinders, and other practitioners of the original “Black Art”… Consider entering a piece in this upcoming show at the San Francisco Center for the Book! International submissions welcomed. The show runs from Friday, September 13, 2013, to October 31 (naturally). The deadline for submission is June 30, 2013 Send […]

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

Superstition 13 Invites Artists to Investigate Superstition and the Esoteric.

CALL FOR ENTRIES: Exhibition Title: Superstition 13  Exhibition Dates: September 13th (Friday) – October 31, 2013 Deadline for applications: 11:59pm June 30, 2013 Please read these instructions carefully. If you still have questions, submit via email info @ sfcb.org . Please, no calls.   Superstition 13 invites artists to investigate superstition and the esoteric.  It […]

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