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Monthly Archives: July, 2012

How the Bixlers Make Metal Type

Imagine a shop where all the type is fresh and new, where everything you set prints perfectly, where California job cases are overflowing with all of your favorite typefaces in … Continue reading

July 27, 2012 · 2 Comments

Daniel Kelm is a Fricking Genius

So after teaching last week, I decided to try out the other side. Enter Daniel Kelm, Scientific Bookbinding Artist Genius. For the last five days, I have been taking furious … Continue reading

July 21, 2012 · 4 Comments

Wells Institute Day 5: BLAMMO! The Books Are Done!

ASTONISHING BOOK VICTORY! Day 5 of our letterpress-printed artists’ books workshop saw every single edition bound up and ready to view. And now, the roundup. In alphabetical order: Andrew: Andrew … Continue reading

July 14, 2012 · 7 Comments

Wells Institute Day Four: Books Are Actually Happening

  Every press in the Wells type shop was humming today, even the creepy one that I don’t like. These books are actually coming together. Look at the image above, … Continue reading

July 13, 2012 · 1 Comment

Wells Institute Day Three: Ten Books in Three Days?

The playful, experimental stages of this workshop are over and it is time for everyone to swing into production and work on their own book projects in a serious way.  … Continue reading

July 12, 2012 · 3 Comments

Wells Institute Day Two: It Gets Real

We were on the press today, and no joke. Our goals for the week: Learn (or review) some simple binding techniques: one page books, accordions, pamphlets and variations. Learn (or … Continue reading

July 11, 2012 · 1 Comment

It’s All Happening: Wells Book Arts Summer Institute (Day One)

Mad book arts chaos is in full gear at the Wells Book Arts Summer Institute. Guess how many books we each churned out before lunch today, the first day of … Continue reading

July 10, 2012 · 3 Comments

WORKSHOPS AHOY! Hello Portland! Hello Brighton!

Hey, Portland, Oregon! Hey, Brighton and Hove! Who wants to learn some book arts? July 30-August 3 I’ll be in Portland Oregon and the Oregon College of Art and Craft, … Continue reading

July 2, 2012 · 1 Comment