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March 2011 Blog Posts (12)

TOAST: A Night on Weevil Lake

TOAST: A Night on Weevil Lake

An event held on World Book Night, Saturday 5th March 2011, in tribute to Douglas Coupland's novel The Gum Thief, an evening of nothing being cooked, Chinese food having to be ordered in and eaten off of paper plates from Staples. Collaborators were asked to send photos of toast, produce music, write 200 words from the perspective of a piece of toast, to make things on the night etc.



Added by Sarah Bodman on March 30, 2011 at 3:36 — No Comments

BABE - Bristol Artists Book Event 2011, Sat 30 Apr, 11am - 6pm and Sun 1 May, 11am - 5pm. Free.

BABE - Bristol Artists Book Event 2011 

Arnolfini and the Centre for Fine Print Research present BABE 2011 at Arnolfini

Sat 30 Apr, 11am - 6pm and Sun 1 May, 11am - 5pm. Free.

Bristol Artists Book Event (BABE) is back and bigger than ever for 2011. Spread over three floors, more than 80 artist bookmakers, dealers and small presses from Bristol and around the world will come together at Arnolfini to show and sell their work. BABE…


Added by Sarah Bodman on March 30, 2011 at 3:31 — No Comments

Follow-ed (after hokusai), curated by Michalis Pichler and Tom Sowden

Follow-ed (after hokusai), curated by Michalis Pichler and Tom Sowden, is on show concurrently in Bristol

and Ljubljana. Featuring conceptual artworks, which for the most part use photography, the book form, and are somewhat ruschaish.


Follow-ed (after hokusai) 15th March - 1st May 2011

Arnolfini Reading Room, Arnolfini, Bristol, UK

Previous re-makes of Ed Ruscha bookworks are displayed in the set of the new cover version of Crackers. Sit or…


Added by Tom Sowden on March 30, 2011 at 1:01 — No Comments


Cover-ed is a series of curatorial and creative interventions into and around Ed Ruscha and Mason Williams’ bookwork

Crackers. Over two months the book becomes the script, score, instruction, and inspiration for a three-day performance

of photography, a participatory performance event, an installation, and a new artist’s book.



Sat 30 April 6pm



Added by Tom Sowden on March 30, 2011 at 0:53 — No Comments

Russian book arts page.

Someone posted this link on our Australian artbooks email list - it looks great but I have no idea what it says...



Added by Robert Heather on March 25, 2011 at 9:56 — 1 Comment

Secret, Half-Guilty Pleasures

It's ironic that as the world becomes increasingly digital, as books move toward the e-publishing sphere, the art of handmade books has made a resurgence. I think people today are longing for craft and beauty, for something they can touch and hold, that comes from the hands and heart of another person; something that seems a good distance away from a machine.…


Added by Catherine Kirkpatrick on March 25, 2011 at 1:40 — No Comments

The Book Experience Function - 'Fogged Clarity' an online arts review.

Norah Nanake interviewd me about my artist book, 'Barcode Book 1' part of my barcode series of works.

Read about  it in the arts review   Fogged Clarity here.


Added by judy bourke on March 24, 2011 at 0:37 — No Comments

Three weeks left to enter your work for The MCBA Prize 2011 -- over $8,000 in prizes!

Be a part of our world-wide celebration of book arts -- with over $8,000 in awards!

The MCBA Prize 2011

The MCBA Prize is the first honor in the United States to recognize book art from across the field and around the world. Five finalists will be selected to each receive a $500 cash award, and up to $750 travel and lodging stipend to be honored at a gala celebration at… Continue

Added by Minnesota Center for Book Arts on March 22, 2011 at 5:33 — No Comments


Found a cool idea: using lego for letterpress!


Check it at:

Added by Alana Caroline Sivell on March 17, 2011 at 20:07 — 1 Comment

creating titles for books

i've been making his book for about 3 or 4 years or maybe more on and off. it gets buried under stuff and brought out  after  few years. I lost the original for the screen  printing.when it turned up again i started it again. now its just about finished and I cant think of a name for it. It had a nick name (working title) 'the brain book'. I know I will eventually settle on the right name but I haven't yet.

Added by judy bourke on March 10, 2011 at 17:28 — No Comments

March - April 2012 Book Arts Newsletter No 64 is out now

The March - April 2011 Book Arts Newsletter, No. 64 is now ready for free download at: …


Added by Robert Heather on March 10, 2011 at 8:39 — No Comments

The Dissemination of Unique Books into the World as Mail Art

I predominately make one-off unique books. When they are bought, they sit on shelves gathering dust, very seldom seeing the light of day. So now, once they are made, I cut them up and send them out as mail art into the world. A process based art practice.  The World is a Town, inspired by the Novgorod Codex was the first recycled hand made book to  suffer this fate. The second book to undergo the knife is Bones of Contention. This work originally took nine months to complete. In one…


Added by cheryl penn on March 4, 2011 at 20:32 — 3 Comments

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