Category Archives: Design

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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Almost, but not really.

Sometimes things don’t happen according to plan. July 7th is the official birthday of this blog. (Five years, thank you.) It is also the earliest date on which Tanabata —the Star Festival— is celebrated in Japan. Normally I post a … Continue reading

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Friday Night Flicks: Julie Chen, book artist

Tonight’s flick comes from the Robert E. Kennedy Library, Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, California. The video presents a rapid look at three artist’s books by Julie Chen/Flying Fish Press held in the library’s Special Collections.     If you … Continue reading

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Ennead #1

Late Friday evening I was informed that my work Ennead #1 had not been selected for the Saskatchewan Craft Council’s 2019 Dimensions juried exhibition. This was not a big surprise.

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A Celebratory Paper Toy

Sometime last Sunday afternoon, this blog reached 100,000 views. While that may not be an impressive number to some, it was quite exciting for me. In celebration, I decided to give away one of the paper toys I designed last … Continue reading

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An Accordion Book with Removable Spine

I saw this structure a while back on Pinterest. It turned up again recently. The image is from the announcement of a workshop —now long past— offered by Cristina Balbiano d’Aramengo. I tracked down an email address for her and … Continue reading

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Little Projects

While I have some larger works in the planning stages, I have also been working on some little projects. I got all the backing of paper and cloth done for my travelling bookbinder version of the Zhen Xian Bao. (There … Continue reading

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Friday Night Flicks: Federico Galvani/Happycentro

Tonight’s little flick shows the production of an invitation to the opening of the Louis Vuitton store in Osaka. You will get a brief glimpse of each of the processes involved: offset printing. dry debossing, and silk screen printing. Each … Continue reading

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Lots of Folding

I spent a lot of this week folding paper. I folded squares for the piece I am working on for the decade-themed exhibition.

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