Author Archives: Byopia Press

About Byopia Press

I have been working in the book arts field for more than twenty years, and operating Byopia Press with my husband David since the late 1990s. I began producing artist's books and altered books in 2004.

An Alternative Page Structure for a Japanese Stab Binding

This looks like a normal 4-hole Japanese Stab Binding, but it has a secret.

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Friday Night Flicks: Utamaro’s Studies From Nature

The Folio Society regularly produces special limited edition books. Tonight’s flick is about the production of something a bit out of their usual style: a five-volume facsimile edition of Kitagawa Utamaro’s Studies From Nature.     After watching the video, … Continue reading

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I’ve Looked At Clouds

I have a number of cloud-related memories. Here are a couple. When I was seven or eight I discovered that rain clouds have edges. (I grew up in urban environments where one only sees a small bit of the sky … Continue reading

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Friday Night Flicks: Stephen Fry Kinetic Typography – Language

Tonight’s flick by Matthew Rogers is longer than the usual kinetic typography videos I post, but worth it. The text, being by Stephen Fry, is clear and eloquent. Since the narration is also by Fry it is, of course, excellent. … Continue reading

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July Was Map Month

On June 16 Dinahmow posted a call for people to post maps on their blog in July and leave a link in her comments. Somehow I missed the fact that last Sunday was the last Sunday in July (too busy? … Continue reading

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Friday Night Flicks: The Redness of Red

Today’s flick was directed and animated by Emily Downe. From the accompanying text on Vimeo: What does it mean to be conscious in a world that is becoming increasingly artificially intelligent? Can machines really see? Based on an interview with … Continue reading

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Many Menko

Some of you may have been wondering what I was planning to do with all the backed and paste-decorated dictionary pages. I have started making two-piece menko.

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Friday Night Flicks: If You Can

Tonight’s flick is a simple animated short. It was made as a graduation film by Hanna Rybak, and the text is an up-dated version of a quotation from Winston Churchill.     Perhaps we should all try being more like … Continue reading

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A Little Bit Fluxus

I spent a good part of the week completing all the layouts for the as-yet-unnamed collaborative project with @aestusbookarts. The project was inspired by the 1964 Fluxkit made by George Maciunas: the theme is “being busy, overwhelmed, and trying to … Continue reading

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Friday Night Flicks: Kalaam/Abu Dhabi Performance

I have posted a Julien Breton (aka Kalaam) video previously. That one featured the making of a still photograph with time lapse photography. Breton is now working with some sort of photo-sensitive scrim which permits him to retain the strokes … Continue reading

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