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Category Archives: Work in progress

Work in Progress: The Fairmont Color Card (full post)

Many centuries ago, in November of 2019, I made a visit to the Birren Color Collection at the Haas Family Arts Library at Yale University. I spent a few days … Continue reading

July 1, 2021 · 23 Comments

Artist talk available to stream

Hello Blog Friends. I recently spent 45 minutes talking to some lovely people at the San Francisco Center for the Book about a recent project. If you’d like to see … Continue reading

April 27, 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

REF: New from Shift-lab

I am thrilled to announce a new project from Shift-lab. REF is an investigation into the erosion of the physical reference area of the library, and the fundamental shift taking … Continue reading

January 28, 2019 · Leave a comment

A Book Artist in a Concrete* World

Every time I produce a new book I learn something new. Usually, this new thing is a handy trick for tight registration, or a hard lesson about the perils of … Continue reading

December 10, 2018 · 1 Comment

Radiant Republic: Printing Complete!

After six months, I have cleaned the press for the last time. My final run on The Radiant Republic: the book cloth for the box lid. It is a relief … Continue reading

November 27, 2018 · 1 Comment

Kickstarter Time!

The Radiant Republic is underway. I am mixing ink, making plates, cutting paper, cranking the press. I am ordering wood, commissioning molds, making mockups for laser cutters, sourcing cement. I … Continue reading

October 3, 2018 · Leave a comment

Paper, Wood, Cement, Glass

I am finally ignoring everything else and printing this book. What is this book? A little history: Like many people, I have recently been thinking about the flexible and vulnerable … Continue reading

May 21, 2018 · 2 Comments

This Book is Now: work in progress interview

I am pleased to direct you to this post from This Book is Now, the blog of Red Butte Press at the University of Utah, featuring the project I am … Continue reading

December 13, 2017 · Leave a comment

Something is brewing

Here are some things I’ve been thinking about this year: the nature of truth, when true things become untrue things, fairness, essentials, basic forms, how things change between conception and … Continue reading

April 26, 2017 · 5 Comments