Lindsay Nigh, a first year student at UW-Madison is participating in the Undergraduate Research Scholars program. She is researching several topics in contemporary Artists’ Books. Her first project is to study how book artists use Tumblr to promote and share their work. Check back to this blog post to follow the information that she presents on her Prezi presentation. Lindsay Nigh’s prezi site is here.
Archived entries for Book Arts
Never underestimate the potential for discovering new materials for making books. As it turns out, Sarah Crossland proves that sometimes the book is
ACTUALLY as good, or in this case, as yummy as the cover!
The coptic binding stitch is a versatile and fun way to sew books. You can watch a video at this link. However, in the video I demonstrate how to sew a book using standard thread and paper. Sarah will need to produce the video on making rice crispy bars and sewing with red ruby rope candy.
Henry David Thoreau, the American author, poet, philosopher, abolitionist, naturalist, tax resister, development critic, surveyor, historian, and leading transcendentalist turns 150 years old this year. In 1993 Baraboo Artist and UW-Madison printmaking alum Ann Parker produced and installed 18, 30”x 50” prints to fit together to create a continuous image, 54’ long, that winds around the the entry area of the school. You can see the prints on AnnPerryParkerPrints, a site that I designed to help promote sales.
Corn husks from one of the University of Wisconsin-Madison corn research stations were dried and given to our Papermaking lab. We are in the process of using the husks in our hand papermaking projects. We will add images and information as this projects moves forward.
I discovered the summer issue of the Friends of the Library magazine in the office. Not only does the cover showcase one of the submissions from the Paper in Motion portfolio from Hand Papermaking but it has an excellent article about the Artists’ Book Collection in the Kohler Art Library. You can see some “Behind the Scene” photos of the studio setup.
Jim Sherraden, print manager from Nashville, TN’s Hatch Show Print was a visitor to the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Thanks to the Wisconsin Union Directorate (WUD) Student Programming Board and to the Silver Buckle Press, held a workshop on Friday, March 16 in the Silver Buckle Press location in the Memorial Library. Students and community members had a chance to hear Jim speak about the work done at Hatch Show Print and also print and learn fun approaches to letterpress printing. Photos from the Hatch Show Print Workshop can be seen at this link. I forgot to bring a tee shirt so I got help to lay down on a hand inked large metal engraving used for printing large labels. Thanks for the visit Jim!
I had an idea while Matthew Piepenbrok was setting type by hand today. Anyone want to invest in an App that will allow a person to stand at a type case, set type by hand, and produce a “Tweet”? Hand set type tweets! It can’t be that far off. Launch date will be April 1, 2012.