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My Grandfather’s Book

I did stock taking this week so that I could send Vamp and Tramp a list of what I currently have available. I thought I would write about one of the older books I unearthed: a facsimile edition of my … Continue reading

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Byopia Press Advent Calendar 2021: Day Four and A Pieced Accordion with a Double Band

Sometimes it isn’t possible to make an accordion book from a single strip of paper, and sections must be glued together. Today’s DIY artist’s book is put together this way.       Four Seasons In A Dry Year was originally created for … Continue reading

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Temporary Framing

The big project for this week was mounting work for display at the Hand Wave Gallery. The pieces will be shown matted and backed, but not framed.

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… and another new flexagon.

Last week I posted a new flexagon/fidget toy I invented after Paula Beardell Kreig inspired me to play with little squares of paper. I came up with a second design, which is the subject of this week’s post.

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It’s Paula’s fault

On August 8, 2021 Paula Beardell Krieg posted about a new flexagon she had invented. She was offering a workshop through MoMath and I signed up for it. I then missed the workshop by remembering the wrong time. (Sometimes I … Continue reading

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Friday Night Flicks: Estudio Itálico

Hand lettering signs for businesses is an old tradition that carries on today. This video features the work of Estudio Itálico, and shows some of the ways members of the trade have adopted modern digital technology.     Have a … Continue reading

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Friday Night Flicks: Juliana Moore

Tonight’s short flick by Jackson Alves takes a look at some of the lettering designs of Brazilian designer Juliana Moore. She obviously has a good design sense since she has chosen to have an ampersand on a shelf behind her … Continue reading

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Friday Night Flicks: Mirrors of Babel by eL Seed

I showed work by eL Seed once before on Friday Night Flicks. Mirrors of Babel is not instantly recognizable as calligraffiti, but it comes from those roots. Installed for Nuit Blanche in Toronto in 2018, the work is based on … Continue reading

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Friday Night Flicks: Soklak Elgato

Friday Night Flicks is featuring calligraffiti artists this month. Today it’s Soklak Elgato from France, a self-described MC, Beatmaker, Graffiti artist, and designer.       You might want to try out some of those moves with a chisel-tip marker … Continue reading

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Friday Night Flicks: “TX-83” Timothy C. Ely

Tonight’s flick is an in-depth look at TX-83, a work by one of my favourite book artists, Timothy C. Ely.     I would recommend spending ten minutes of your weekend watching another short film  by Protonik. The video includes … Continue reading

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