Category Archives: Design

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: 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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Friday Night Flicks: Making Faces

Tonight’s flick is a trailer, a little taste of a longer film called Making Faces: Metal Type in the 21st Century. The trailer shows Canadian  graphic artist and type designer Jim Rimmer engaged in some of the processes involved in … Continue reading

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Sometimes My Life is a Little Too Fluxus

Although the title of today’s post could apply to me, it is actually a quotation from Elizabeth Kotz, and the title of a collaborative work assembled by Amy Spencer via Instagram. I wrote a bit about my contribution here. Participants … Continue reading

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The Conundrum Completed

This past week I finished the layout of The Conundrum of the Workshops, and then strung it all together. Here’s a slightly distorted aerial view of it on my worktable.

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Friday Night Flicks: Off Book: Book Art

In case you didn’t have a chance to check out the PBS Digital Studio channel on Vimeo two weeks ago, tonight’s flick is another in their series on books. This video examines the idea of what a book is through … Continue reading

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Friday Night Flicks: Offbook: Type

Tonight’s flick is a little longer than usual, but since it is a holiday weekend for many, perhaps you can fit it in. Offbook: Type is from PBS Digital Studios, and features Jonathan Hoefler and Tobias Frere-Jones, Typeface Designers; Paula … Continue reading

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Friday Night Flicks: Book As Art/Irma Boom, Colour

Irma Boom is an internationally-known graphic designer who specializes in making books. The results easily fall within the category of ‘artist’s books’. Tonight’s flick is a short presentation of Boom’s work Colour.     You could spend a few minutes … Continue reading

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I’ve Looked At Clouds

I have a number of cloud-related memories. Here are a couple. When I was seven or eight I discovered that rain clouds have edges. (I grew up in urban environments where one only sees a small bit of the sky … Continue reading

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A Little Bit Fluxus

I spent a good part of the week completing all the layouts for the as-yet-unnamed collaborative project with @aestusbookarts. The project was inspired by the 1964 Fluxkit made by George Maciunas: the theme is “being busy, overwhelmed, and trying to … Continue reading

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