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.

Chinese Checkers aren’t from China

I have been working on an artist’s book for the March #areyoubookenough_hexagon challenge on Instagram. It includes a game of Chinese Checkers. In doing some research I discovered that Chinese Checkers are not Chinese at all.

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Friday Night Flicks: Deep Sea Diver by Linocutboy

Last week’s flick showed the stages in producing a carved wood printing block with an all-over pattern. Today’s flick shows Nick Morley, aka Linocutboy, drawing, carving and printing a linocut. From the text on Vimeo: Making the linocut involves carefully … Continue reading

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Some Simulated Stamps

After completing I’ve looked at clouds I got G is for Geography back out of storage. In all the excitement at finishing the embroidery on the covers for the interior intersections, I forgot about the stamps! All the stamps used … Continue reading

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Friday Night Flicks: Carving a Printing Block

Hand-carved blocks are used in the production of traditional hand-printed textiles in India. They are also used in the production of decorative papers. This video from the Victoria and Albert Museum shows the process of making the printing blocks.   … Continue reading

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I’ve looked at clouds

I finished I’ve looked at clouds this week. It continued to go less smoothly than I would have preferred.

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Friday Night Flicks: Mechanical Pi — In memory of William Shanks

Tomorrow is Pi Day, and in celebration here’s a flick about a machine that produces the number π. The machine was created by Florian Born and David Friedrich for the Digitale Klasse – University of the Arts Berlin 2014, and … Continue reading

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Meteorological Memories

I continued work on I’ve looked at clouds this week.

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Friday Night Flicks: The Wisdom of Pessimism

Given the State of The World currently, you might want to consider becoming a pessimist. Philosopher Alain de Botton , with the assistance of Claudio Salas and a team of animators, describes the advantages of pessimism in tonight’s flick.   … Continue reading

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Square Sequence Scarf/Shawl

Last summer when it was too hot to knit with wool, I knit several cotton scarves using the same pattern. The lower two in the image have been blocked, but the top one has not. After some enquiries about the … Continue reading

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Friday Night Flicks: Wheel of Life

There hasn’t been a zoetrope animation on Friday Night Flicks for a while. Today’s video by André Gidoin features a paper carousel. From the text on Vimeo: Paper is one of the most versatile and beautiful mediums available to makers, … Continue reading

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