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: Pokras Lampas and Julien Breton

Time for two more calligraphy videos, today featuring “the largest calligraphy artwork in the world” and lettering with light. The rooftop calligraffiti piece by Pokras Lampas may indeed be the biggest in the world. It is certainly large and the … Continue reading

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The Box Factory

I’ve done quite a bit of production work this week, starting with 25 copies of the label for If I could save time in a bottle. Here’s the layout page in InDesign, and the stack of trimmed labels. Here’s a label glued to an unassembled box. … Continue reading

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Friday Night Flicks: Engineering the Perfect Pop and Wenn ich einen Garten hätte

Tonight’s flicks re-visit pop-up books. The first is a video of Matthew Reinhart talking about his process in designing pop-up books, the second is a video of a pop-up book created by a German kindergarten class.       You can … Continue reading

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Box and Socks

It took a few more practice models along the way but the box for the little bottles is now designed, printed, and one copy completed.

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Friday Night Flicks: The Putter

I am pretty sure that everyone reading this has used a pair of scissors. My first pair were the blunt-nosed kind. I loved them and, to my mother’s great dismay, immediately filled the house with tiny bits of paper. (I … Continue reading

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Little Boxes

I have been playing with bits of paper and making little boxes this week. Back in early April I mentioned working on a new piece called If I could save time in a bottle. Each copy will include 4 small … Continue reading

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Friday Night Flicks: The Montreal Signs Project

Last Sunday’s post mentioned lettering and calligraphy so this video seems a logical follow-up. Professor Matt Soar, Communications professor at Concordia University, launched the Montreal Signs Project in collaboration with Archivist Emerita Nancy Marrelli. He gives us a short tour of … Continue reading

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Busy, Busy, Busy

There have been a lot of things going on this week, starting with A Day in Davidson. The morning started with Kristina Komendant introducing calligraphy tools and techniques.

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Friday Night Flicks: 1363, the End of Chivalry

Tonight’s short video by Jake Mahaffy has absolutely nothing to do with either books or animation, my usual requirements for inclusion. It did, however, make both David and me laugh, and has won audience awards at several film festivals including Sundance and … Continue reading

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Almost Done

I am actually off at another CBBAG Saskatchewan Day in Davidson but have scheduled this post so my dedicated readers will not be disappointed. I am in the final stages of my entry for this year’s jurying of the Dimensions exhibition. … Continue reading

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