BookArtsLA featured in Venice Living Magazine

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Letterpress Open Studio

We created Open Studio, a complete letterpress studio, to be a place to encourage independent work, to provide a venue for people to complete more complicated projects than they can complete during a workshop, and to provide a resource and equipment for people who want to continue printing outside a workshop. To foster a sense of community of book artists to share information and work.  The Studio Two Vandercooks, a Sp-15 (manual inking) and a Universal I; Two C&P tabletop clam shell presses; A proof press; A Pearl (in preparation); Wood and metal furniture for the presses; Spacing and leading...

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BookArtsLA at the 10th Annual Los Angeles Printers Fair

Plan now to visit BookArtsLA's booth at the 10th Annual Los Angeles Printer's Fair. The event features over 80 Artists, printmakers, bookmakers, purveyor of beautiful cards, prints, books, type and everything associated with letterpress, printing and books.  This year's fair has been expanded to two days, Saturday and Sunday October 13th and 14th from 10 am to 4 pm each day. Tickets are $10 or $5 for children ages 12 and younger. Maps, details about vendors and more are available at printmuseum.org In addition to shopping, there are also hands-on displays with the opportunity to print from a variety of...

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Transforming Paper in our workshop "Folded Accordingly" with Rhiannon Alpers

Who knew that folded paper could be this sophisticated? The accordion or concertina binding is one of the initial forms that we learn in introductions to book binding. In the March 17 workshop, visiting artist Rhiannon Alpers will teach several intriguing book structures.  Included in this workshop will be the Winged Accordion, Triangle Pocket Accordion and Designating duet (which is a Claire Von Vliet Interwoven structure). We'll cover a wide range of possibilities for these structures. The photo below shows several versions. The right paper loves to be folded, creased and bound, and this course is an integrated exploration of the two...

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The Historic Japanese Book: From Waste Pulp to Woodblocks, with Anne Covell

The Japanese stab binding has been used for centuries as a simple and elegant structure for bookmaking, but little is known today about how the covers for these familiar bindings were made. Likely created from layers of poor-quality recycled paper covered with an outermost layer of thin, high-quality dyed paper that was either burnished or embossed for decoration, these soft and flexible bindings have withstood the test of time. However, due in part to its designation as a lowly craft, little of the process used to create these covers survives in the historic record. BookArtsLA is pleased to host Anne...

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