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MFA Book Arts Class of 2020

Today I want to celebrate four excellent book artists who just completed their MFA at The University of Alabama. The lock down began on the same day as their MFA … Continue reading

May 14, 2020 · Leave a comment

Swatches, Samples, Something New

Last November, I traveled to Yale University in search of swatch books and color cards. The Faber Birren Collection of Books on Color is home to a comprehensive selection of … Continue reading

February 24, 2020 · 3 Comments

The Hamilton Circus (and a new Shift-lab edition)

I traveled to Wisconsin with two of my Shift-lab collaborators recently¬† and spent a magical a week at Hamilton Wood Type & Printing Museum. I have a lot to say … Continue reading

December 1, 2017 · 1 Comment

Fun with Su yields something new

Often teaching gives me an opportunity to see some new and inspiring things. I spent last week with Su Bonfanti, helping her execute her plan for a book project. Su … Continue reading

July 7, 2015 · 4 Comments

Shift-lab on the table: Codex February 8-11

And we’re off! I fly tomorrow to reunite with my Shift-lab companions at the Codex Book Fair. I’ve been so consumed by finishing my new book that I haven’t had … Continue reading

February 6, 2015 · Leave a comment

5 copies left. . .

Just a quick note today to plug Leap of Death, a project I worked on last year with Robert Stillman and Anna Fewster. There are only five copies left of … Continue reading

January 21, 2015 · Leave a comment

Adventures in the Monotype Archive: Jan van Krimpen’s Angry letters

Welcome back to the Monotype Archive! Thanks to Monotype designer Toshi Omagari, I was able to spend time last week digging through boxes and pawing old documents and type drawings … Continue reading

April 24, 2014 · 2 Comments

Adventures in the Monotype Archive: The Sad Story of Sachsenwald

The archive buried in a small office complex in Salfords, Surrey is the last onsite stronghold of what was once Monotype’s enormous factory complex. The Salfords railway station was built … Continue reading

April 17, 2014 · 14 Comments

Don’t you love it when the bookcloth arrives?

Hello, you enormous roll of Windsor Elcho! Aren’t you just the perfect shade of burnt orange? Just in the background of all the teaching and my my work with Dave … Continue reading

April 10, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Return of The Collaborator

Science Correspondent/Collaborator David Allen was back in UK last week to continue our work on what we have come to refer to as “Dave and Sarah’s Amazing Project.” Dave is … Continue reading

April 1, 2014 · 5 Comments