The pandemic has come with some unusual changes in routine that have had many benefits in terms of making progress on my first book project.
Over the holidays I took a course at the San Francisco Center for the Book with teacher Juliayn Coleman to create a quarter leather binding.
The rainy season in the Bay Area has slowed down construction of the house and the studios temporarily. However, the first phase of the cabinetry was installed in the upstairs print studio last week.
This month I completed the Polymer Plate classes taught by book artist, Lars Kim, at the San Francisco Center for the Book.
Bernard Quaritch Ltd. is one of London's oldest antiquarian booksellers and played a fascinating role in book history going back to 1847.
To start our book world exploration, Anthony Davis, solicitor, scholar of distinction, and bibliophile, provided us with two, half-day private tours around specific areas of London, such as Bloomsbury, that were rich in history related to literature and books.
Here is my description along with photos and video of a recent book repair project of a 1954 copy of Meta Given's Modern Encyclopedia of Cooking.
In February, I completed the Cylinder Core Curriculum at the SF Center for the Book. We practicing setting type, working with a pica ruler, pulling proofs, locking up the type in the Vandercook press beds, inking, adjusting the rollers...
This is the second time that I have attended the CODEX Biennial Book Fair and Symposium, and again, I came away having learned more valuable information about book arts and collecting.
Pedigree of a Vandercook Press: Below are some photos of how my new Vandercook Universal III was carefully crated and shipped from the fine arts press of Stephen F. Austin State University. It arrives this Friday.