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.

Friday Night Flicks: Laura Bifano

This week’s featured illustrator is Vancouver-based Laura Bifano. As well as showcasing her work, the video contains useful tips if you are planning to live the freelance life.     It would be well worth spending a few minutes of … Continue reading

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… and on, and on, and …

I really did think I would have finished Nurture, not Nature this week, but I have not. I am, however, getting really close. This is what I left on my bench yesterday afternoon when it got too dark to continue … Continue reading

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Friday Night Flicks: Shelley Davies

Tonight’s flick features another illustrator, Canadian collage artist Shelley Davies. Her style is completely different from Yuko Shimizu (featured last week), though many of her design considerations in creating a piece are the same.     You might spend a … Continue reading

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Finally, some finished things …

I actually finished some things this week. My entry for the #areyoubookenough_mountain challenge —Volcano— was completed a day late on September 1, but it was completed.

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Friday Night Flicks: Portrait of Yuko Shimizu, Illustrator

The last two Friday Night Flicks have been about book cover design. Tonight’s video features illustrator Yuko Shimizu. She has designed book covers, but her design briefs extend beyond that field.     This weekend you might keep an eye … Continue reading

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More Slow Progress

The weather cooled off, but I didn’t speed up. I have started playing with the final layout for Nurture, not Nature though.

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Friday Night Flicks: Art Director Donna Payne on getting started with book cover illustration

In 2011 The Guardian and publishers Faber held a competition for 13 – 16 year old students to design a cover for the school edition of William Golding’s Lord of the Flies. Payne’s talk about getting started in book cover … Continue reading

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We’re having a heat wave

and a drought. While the latter is bad for the garden, the former seems to be bad for my brain, so it was another slow week. I did get work done on …and still counting …

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Friday Night Flicks: Coralie Bickford-Smith

I have posted a video from Gestalten previously. That one was about illustrator and map-maker Lucy Engelman. Tonight’s flick features Coralie Bickford-Smith. She is an in-house designer for Penguin Books and specializes in designing covers for series.     You … Continue reading

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Working at one quarter speed …

It has been a slow-ish week again, so the panels and strips for Nurture, not Nature have not been printed yet. I did fold a test strip to finalize the size of the nine square panels so all the layouts … Continue reading

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