Category Archives: illustration

Friday Night Flicks: Utamaro’s Studies From Nature

The Folio Society regularly produces special limited edition books. Tonight’s flick is about the production of something a bit out of their usual style: a five-volume facsimile edition of Kitagawa Utamaro’s Studies From Nature.     After watching the video, … Continue reading

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July Was Map Month

On June 16 Dinahmow posted a call for people to post maps on their blog in July and leave a link in her comments. Somehow I missed the fact that last Sunday was the last Sunday in July (too busy? … 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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Halloween 2017 Bonus Post

In case you need something to entertain you between trips to the door to hand out candy to ghosties and ghoulies and assorted Disney princesses, here are two videos and a link to an article for your intermittent amusement. First, … Continue reading

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Friday Night Flicks: Memories of Science

Memories of Science is an artist’s book by Dorothy Yule. Here’s an entertaining little video of the book in action.     If you are feeling particularly affluent, you can order a copy of Memories of Science through 23 Sandy Gallery. … Continue reading

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Friday Night Flicks: The Pop-Up Art Book

The Pop-Up Art Book was successfully funded on Kickstarter in 2015 and is still available to order here. It features works by Angry Woebots, Skinner, kozyndan, Junko Mizuno, Tara McPherson, and Jim Mahfood. The video demonstrates each of the pop-ups including … Continue reading

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A Box for Christmas

I received many lovely Christmas presents this year, but I think my favourite was a joint gift from two friends. When unwrapped it looked like this: The hinges are in good condition, but the clasps on the front of the box … Continue reading

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Calendars

Although the books I produce under the Byopia Press imprint vary widely in format and style, there is one thing that I make on an annual basis. Every year since 2004, Byopia Press has produced at least one desktop calendar.  When I still did … Continue reading

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Friday Night Flicks: The Wonderland Book

Today’s flick is really just a long advertisement for a photo book, but what a book it is! Apparently I missed it going viral last year, so you may already have seen at least some of the images.     Kirsty … Continue reading

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Friday Night Flicks: Food Maps and Meet Illustrator Lucy Engelman

The Persistence of Hope is installed as a labyrinth (which is a kind of map), and the book I will be writing about on Sunday uses a map as a design source, so I thought today’s flicks should also be … Continue reading

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