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.

Tanabata 2020

Every year I celebrate the anniversary of this blog on Tanabata, July 7, with a star-themed DIY project. For the sixth anniversary —and a little ahead of schedule in case you want to give it to someone on Canada Day … Continue reading

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Friday Night Flicks: Thread Typography

Traditional methods of lettering have long interested me, but I also enjoy creative alternatives when I come across them. Tonight’s flick by Pramodchavan shows an artist creating decorative letter forms with string and ink and paper.     This weekend … Continue reading

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Rescheduled

Monday was the deadline for sending in a List of Works for my September exhibition Square Dance. I also had to provide three high resolution images, a Short Biography, and a longer Artist’s Statement. I spent a good part of … Continue reading

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Friday Night Flicks: Cooper Black

I thought it was time to post another round of typography videos so I’ll start with Alex Killian’s flick, Cooper Black, made as a project for a Visual Journalism class.     Killian’s flick is really just a teaser because … Continue reading

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Birthday Books

It was my birthday this past week. David spread it out from Monday to Saturday. He brought me a huge bouquet of lilacs on Monday that lasted until Friday, then this smaller bunch on Saturday morning. He also gave me … Continue reading

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Friday Night Flicks: Rube Goldberg Soap Challenge

I have always loved Rube Goldberg machines (and marble runs and Heath Robinson illustrations) so I was delighted when a Canadian family won the 2020 Rube Goldberg Bar of Soap Video Challenge. Here is their winning entry.     Perhaps … Continue reading

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FRAGILE, a DIY artist’s book

As promised, this week’s post features a DIY version of FRAGILE, my recent artist’s book created for the #areyoubookenough_break challenge on Instagram.

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Friday Night Flicks: Phenomena Exotica

A little bit of light entertainment this Friday, with a short animation from filmmaker Jossie Malis.     In case you experience an episode of synchronicity this weekend, remember that you should never underestimate the power of coincidence.

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Three thousand seven hundred and eighty

One of the mental games I played this week was doing arithmetic in my head, so I know that is the number of stitches it took to complete the designs on the little coloured panels for the nine versions of … Continue reading

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Friday Night Flicks: Creature Comforts

Tim Allen is one of the great stop-motion animators working today. If you have watched a stop motion animated film in the last decade, Allen probably worked on it. Today’s flick is from a series I am particularly fond of: … Continue reading

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