Almost there

The paper quilt version of L is for Lettering is just about finished. I have to sew on the mounts; then the panels for letters A, C, and E can be tucked into place properly and the work will be complete.

Eight of the interior intersections are capped with a Japanese paper featuring Japanese script in gold. I eliminated the red line, which was a late idea in any case.

Like G is for Geography, this piece comes with a book also called L is for Lettering.

L is for Lettering is an abecedary recounting my post-secondary art education, one year of which was commercial art including a class devoted to lettering and typography.


Each copy of the book —there are 26— includes an original hand drawn letter from the images I created, then scanned for the book.

The story is told alphabetically in that each right-hand page begins with a letter of the alphabet in sequence. The same letter occurs on the verso page along with its name.

Some of the pages are marked up by hand in red pencil, as if the book were a lettering exercise done for homework.


The book has a two page colophon: the left page identifies fonts that might not be readily identifiable as they were acquired for the project from free sites on the internet, while the right page contains the usual info about printing and copyright.

There is a final page after the colophon —where some people miss it entirely— with a simulacrum of the kind of comment my lettering arts instructor used to write on my homework assignments.

In other local book arts news:

David turned the dining room into a mail room and packed up the copies of his book that require shipping by mail. That job is done and he will need to find a new project.

In knitting news:

I have been knitting with some Italian slub-spun tussah silk. Last week’s project was this small bottom-up triangular scarf knit on 5.5 cm needles. (I was so anxious to see what it would look like after blocking that I forgot to darn in the ends. That has since been remedied.)

This week I finished a larger top-down triangle, knit on 3.75 cm needles.

I have also been intermittently working on a final draft for the pattern I created last summer and used for all the cotton scarves I knit while it was hot.

If you have some lace knitting experience, you could probably work from the pattern just the way it is now!

About Byopia Press

I have been working in the book arts field for more than thirty years, and operating Byopia Press with my husband David since the late 1990s. I began producing artist's books and altered books in 2004. I also create prints and drawings that are frequently text-inspired or text-based.
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