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: Geometrical Spaces

Elena Mir has created three-dimensional surfaces by layering cut paper. Tonight’s stop-motion video shows the pieces growing as layers are added, one by one.     For a completely different approach to layered papercuts, you might check out the work … Continue reading

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Ruth Smith’s Folded Secrets 3 and 4

Last week I wrote about the first two books in Ruth Smith’s Folded Secrets series. Today’s post will be about the last two books.

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Friday Night Flicks: Of Paper & Insects

This week’s paper cutting flick is a short process video by Claudia Foo.     If you enjoy process videos, you can watch another one here. If you would rather start learning to do your own paper cutting this weekend, … Continue reading

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Ruth Smith’s Folded Secrets 1 and 2

In the summer of 2017, when I was looking for the folding pattern for this collapsing box, I discovered the Chinese Thread Book/Zhen Xian Bao and the work of Ruth Smith. I learned from the internet that she had written … Continue reading

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Friday Night Flicks: An Introduction to Psaligraphy

The remaining three Fridays in November will feature videos about paper cutting. The first is a short film made by Sonya Padilla at the Nordic Heritage Museum in Seattle. It shows works from an exhibition of scissor cuts by Karen … Continue reading

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The Calendar Completed (and a Beeston label)

This week started with cutting the Beeston calendar strips that I printed last week. After cutting into individual pages came collating into the calendars.

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Friday Night Flicks: Komagata Katsumi

If you are looking for new creative approaches to use in artist’s books, you might do well to check out the children’s book section of your local library or bookstore. Many of the artist’s books created by Bruno Munari are … Continue reading

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The Final Box (and a gift of flowers)

I finished the final prototype for the blue boxes this week. (In the box industry it’s called a Reverse Tuck End with friction fit tabs.) I designed it with the flaps on the sides of the lid because the box … Continue reading

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A Short Story for Hallowe’en

Since many of you may not have previously read either this post (from October 31, 2014) or the short story it contains, here it is again as a special Hallowe’en treat for you. ***** A few years ago I was … Continue reading

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Friday Night Flicks: Bruno Munari

Italian artist/designer/inventor Bruno Munari published his “Libro Illeggibile” in 1949. He continued to create artist’s books —and many other things— until his death in 1998. Tonight’s flick from Edicion de Arte shows page-throughs of three of his artist’s books: An … Continue reading

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