Friday, February 17, 2012

Book Workshop in NYC

Full Tilt Bookbinding classes

March 25th 1-4PM
Album with Posts

April 1st 1-4PM
The Caterpillar Stitch Book

registration opens March 1st

This week on Bookbinding Now -
The Bonefolder was an open-access online journal founded in 2004.  The final issue was published last month.  With a quarter million downloads, it was widely read!  Founder and publisher Peter Verheyen and long-time editor Karen Hanmer discus the journal with book artist Miriam Schaer.
Listen to the podcast -

Check out the last issue of The Bonefolder and the archives -

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Event at the Library Company, March 2nd

Friday, March 2
The Library Company of Philadelphia
Cassatt House, 1320 Locust Street, Philadelphia

Reception at 5:30 p.m., Program at 6:00 p.m.

Eileen Wallace, Visiting Assistant Professor in Printmaking and Book Arts at the University of Georgia, will discuss the results of her research regarding Italian ledger binding structures.  She will also share images of her recent work inspired by these simple yet striking books.  The lecture will include an examination of the remarkable Biccherne, or painted wooden book covers, used exclusively on account books in Siena, Italy from the 13th-17th centuries.  

An event co-sponsored by:
Delaware Valley Chapter of the Guild of Book Workers and The Library Company of Philadelphia

Click HERE to RSVP to this event.

APPLY NOW - Three New Calls for Entry

Shin Jidai: Contemporary Japanese Book and Paper Arts
Minnesota Center for Book Arts (Minneapolis, MN)

Minnesota Center for Book Arts (MCBA) seeks art to be included in a juried exhibition of contemporary Japanese book and paper arts. The exhibition will be on display in MCBA's Star Tribune Foundation Gallery from May 19 through July 15, 2012. Eligible work may include, but is not limited to: sumi-e, calligraphy, origami, kirie (paper-cutting) moku hanga (Japanese watercolor woodcut prints,) handmade paper, hand bookbinding, or any paper-based work that upholds the traditions of Japanese book and paper arts.

There is no entry or participation fee. Selected artists will be responsible for all shipping costs. While on view at MCBA's gallery, all work will be fully insured.