Monday, May 21, 2012

Calls and Classes

   a sheet of paper printed on one side only, forming one large page.
September 1st - 30th, 2012
The Arsenal Center for the Arts
Watertown, Massachusetts
In celebration of the 30th Anniversary of the founding of the LGNE (1982-2012), it was decided that we mount an exhibition to educate, entertain, and inform the public. What better form than the letterpress poster and broadside, mediums which have always served that purpose.
  • Submit up to three pieces
  • Work should be predominently typographic, or type combined with imagery
  • Work must be printed letterpress
  • Work may be any size
  • Include a $20 entry fee
Send us .jpg’s or pdf’s of your broadsides. You'll hear back by July 15th if your work has been accepted. We ask that you send the printed pieces to us by August 15th with an indication of price if you wish them to be available for sale. They will be returned if unsold, or may be donated to the Museum of Printing in North Andover, MA.
Please proceed to the Entry Form
If you have any questions please email info(at)

Open Book Workshop

Over the last two decades, there have been a number of essays and, ironically, books—that predict the demise of traditional books in the wake of digital media. Defining the term “book” loosely, as a vehicle for visual or verbal content that is organized into “sections,” this intensive ten‐day workshop will challenge overly simplistic, even fatalistic, ideas about the demise of physical books by stressing instead the ways novel renditions of physical and digital and hybrid “books” carry meaning. The objective is to encourage participants to explore unconventional forms that books may take and to create an artwork/designed object that challenges ideas of what books can be.

The 10-day intensive workshop will be organized by Leslie Atzmon and Ryan Molloy, and led by Edwin Jager and Danielle Aubert. While the instructors will guide the direction of and lead discussions at the workshop, participants will be asked to contribute their particular knowledge and skill sets and contribute to the topic through presentations of their ideas and their creative work or research. The workshop is open to students, educators, and professionals from all disciplines.

The Open Book workshop runs from July 27 through August 05, 2012.The cost of the workshop is now $425.00 (students who want credit pay tuition + $260.00).The application deadline for the workshop has been extended to May 25th, 2012. Participants can download the application here

This workshop is an offshoot of the “Open Book” experimental book exhibition that was held in Eastern Michigan University’s University Gallery from April 3 to June 15, 2010.
Support for this workshop has been provided by the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Art Works grant, Eastern Michigan University, and Eastern Michigan University's Women in Philanthropy. This workshop is also in partnership with AIGA Detroit and AIGA Toledo.

Practical Origami Workshop with Bill Hanscom

June 10, 2012, 10:00am - 4:00pm
Held at:  The Library Company of Philadelphia
1314 Locust Street, Philadelphia, 19107

Participants will learn to transform simple sheets of paper into a variety of books, envelopes, folders, boxes and other useful objects through the art of paper folding. Using a simple set of tools, we will manipulate paper (with the occasional cut & and rarely adhesive) into elegantly simple and dynamically functional objects. Participants will have the opportunity to work with many different papers as well as less conventional materials such as Tyvek®.

$10 materials fee paid to instructor
A check holds your spot.
Please make the check out to: The Guild of Book Workers
Mail it to:
Alice Austin
The Library Company
1314 Locust Street
Philadelphia, PA  19107

Required tools: bone folder, utility knife, 12" steel ruler, 12 x 18" self-healing cutting mat, & pencil.
Bill Hanscom is a project conservation technician at the Weissman Preservation Center for Harvard University libraries, where he treats a broad range of special collections materials. He is also an adjunct instructor in Bookbinding at Montserrat College of Art.

San Francisco Center for the Book Summer Workshops

See the full array of workshop and events offerings for Summer 2012 by downloading our catalog. Click here to download the PDF [2.8MB]. To receive a copy of our catalog in the mail, please email your information to