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Friday Night Flicks: disillusionment of 10 point font and The Typewriter

Today’s videos are both related to typewriters. The first is a witty series of typographic puns “animated¬†on a smith corona galaxie deluxe typewriter” by Greg Condon.     The second flick is a promo for the book¬†The Typewriter: a Graphic … Continue reading

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Making a Zhen Xian Bao/Chinese Thread Book: Part Three

The origami forum with the image of Laurent Sui’s gift for Madame Burgos (see previous post) mentioned a book by Maying Soong, The Art of Chinese Paper Folding. It even provided a link to an on-line copy which I immediately … Continue reading

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Making a Zhen Xian Bao/Chinese Thread Book: Part Two

Part of the problem with my internet search for what I was calling a ‘star box’ was finding the most effective search terms. I Googled ‘Zhen Xian Bao’ and ‘Chinese Thread Book’. I did Pinterest searches as well. I tried … Continue reading

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Making a Zhen Xian Bao/Chinese Thread Book: Part One

I first heard about the Chinese Thread Book from my sister-in-law in early February, 2013. Apparently textile collectors had known about them for some time before that, but this was probably about the time people in the book arts started … Continue reading

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Friday Night Flicks: Arnold, Robert Lang, and Papiroflexia

Tonight’s three short videos are all about manipulating paper. Arnold makes botanically correct flowers in the coffee shop of Powell’s Books in Portland, Oregon. (This is another good reason to visit Portland.)     Robert Lang is a physicist and … Continue reading

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Pieces of Paper

One of the things I did this week was to make a start at turning the Make Your Mark page from my recent exhibition into an artist’s book. The first step was turning this into this.

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How To Make A Woven Book Structure

Today’s post includes a printable pdf and instructions for assembling a book structure I have named Orihime in honour of the heroine of the Tanabata legend. I mentioned on Friday that July 7th, 2017 was the official third anniversary of … Continue reading

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Friday Night Flicks: More Monotype

It is almost two years since I posted some of Monotype‘s promotional videos. Today I have two more: a short short video promoting a new type face called SST and a longer one about the development of the updated Johnston … Continue reading

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Close, But Not Quite

I got quite a bit of work done on Recomp this week. I also spent quite a bit of time waiting for glue (well, cooked wheat starch paste/PVA mix) to dry. I finished covering the panels in Thai mulberry paper, … Continue reading

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Friday Night Flicks: Pokras Lampas and Julien Breton

Time for two more calligraphy videos, today featuring “the largest calligraphy artwork in the world” and lettering with light. The rooftop calligraffiti piece by Pokras Lampas may indeed be the biggest in the world. It is certainly large and the … Continue reading

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