Last Post Before Advent 2022

As you may have already guessed, I spent most of the week working on projects and posts for the Byopia Press Advent Calendar 2022. Here’s a glimpse of the final version of the asterisk garland.

Here’s a star that is a direct descendant of the garland. I’m still working on turning it into a useful decorative trivet instead of a simple decoration. I think there’s hope.

I did send off some of my work to an exhibition. These are the four Sun Days currently on view at Hand Wave Gallery as part of 40 and Its Derivatives.

I’ll be back on Thursday with the first post of the Byopia Press Advent Calendar 2022!

In other book arts news:

Bound in Edinburgh seem to be a very active group. As well as several meetings per month, many of their members have work in the current exhibition of artists’ books at Upright Gallery. You can find more info (and request a digital catalogue) here.


Graham Moss of Incline Press has some tempting things on offer. You can have a look at the full selection here. Moss also offers books in sheets in case you are looking for an end-of-year binding project.


If you love looking at old maps, you might want to read Five Maps to Explore Medieval Britain. The article contains descriptions of, and links to, five websites with interactive versions of historic maps.


Interested in how a designer creates a typeface for a specific organization? You can find out how Mollie Kendell went about it in this interview/article by Chloe Gordon.

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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6 Responses to Last Post Before Advent 2022

  1. gmovassaghi says:

    Thank you Cathryn. I appreciate your dedication to this blog AND your exhibitions. You could write a series on how to be dedicated to your art practice and follow through on your inspirations. I have inspiration but seem to lack the focus on production before the next inspiration. In other words I have a lot of models ; )
    With gratitude, Greta


  2. (deleted) says:

    Thank you for all your generous sharing. I especially always appreciate and enjoy your Advent calendars, and look forward to them every year. With all best wishes, June-Etta


  3. enrobson says:

    Thanks for mentioning Bound in Edinburgh and the Upright show!


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