Big Jump Press



Oh, hello there. Big Jump Press is the imprint of Sarah Bryant. Under this name, I produce letterpress printed artist books, prints, broadsides, and hand-bound books. I started Big Jump in 2005 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama while an MFA student at the University of Alabama. After teaching for a few years at the Book Arts Center at Wells College and a few years teaching workshops and short courses all over the United Kingdom, I am back in Tuscaloosa as an Assistant Professor for The University of Alabama MFA Book Arts Program. I make books and so can you.

For more information about Big Jump, visit or find me on facebook and instagram. For more information about Alabama Book Arts, check us out online Thanks for reading!

14 comments on “About

  1. Jacob Degeling
    August 15, 2012

    Awesome blog… I love how you link bookbinding and letterpress. Thanks!

  2. a ferreira
    September 21, 2012

    I really admire your work and the way you deal with it! That’s why I’m dropping by today to pass on the One Lovely Blog Award to you! Please, read more:

  3. St Brigid Press
    November 6, 2012

    Enjoying your blog and website. Thanks for sharing your work.
    All best,
    Emily Hancock
    St Brigid Press
    Afton, Virginia

  4. Hello Sarah,
    By chance did you get to know Linda Samson-Talleur while at Alabama? Linda is a good friend, colleague and once my mentor at the University of Kansas in the early 80’s printmaking department. She taught me letterpress, and book arts. An incredibly talented woman.

    • Big Jump Press
      January 18, 2013

      Hi Brooks,
      No I didn’t know Linda while I was at Alabama, although I’d love to meet her sometime. I believe she passed through the Alabama program much earlier than I did; I didn’t head to Tuscaloosa until 2005. It would be lovely to be in a room with all of the talented printers (and binders) that emerged from that program. My best to you and Linda.

  5. metalandmettle
    April 18, 2013

    I am enjoying your blog. Thank you!

  6. Anneka
    August 28, 2013

    Sarah, I was introduced to your work at the Press and Release exhibition. Stunning work! Your books were both mine and my friend’s favourites. We felt very inspired after having a good look through them. I hope to attend a workshop of yours some time! Looking forward to seeing more of your wonderful creations.

    All the best,
    Anneka x

    • Big Jump Press
      September 3, 2013

      Hello Anneka,

      Thanks so much for your kind words! Forgive the delay in my reply, I’m moving and still have no internet in the new flat. I am so glad you enjoyed the books, and I hope I see you at a workshop sometime soon!

      Best wishes,

  7. CelesteRegal
    October 27, 2015

    This is terrific Sarah. Saw it on Book Art listserve. I’m a change of life book artist. Have plastic letters & will try using foam I retrieved from clean dumpster & litho stones from unclean print studio.

  8. Big Jump Press
    October 27, 2015

    Hi Celeste! So glad you found the post useful. Best of luck with the dumpster foam!

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