|November 21, 2018|
|5:15 pm||to||6:15 pm|
I will be at the Bodleian Bibliographic Press as printer-in-residence October 29 to November 25, 2018. As a part of my residency, I will be giving a public lecture November 21 among other activities.
|September 12, 2018||to||September 14, 2018|
In the early part of the 20th century a group of Surrealists played a parlour game called Consequences where each player writes or draws on a piece of paper, folds it, and passes it on for further contributions. The game, initially done for fun, soon revealed its enriching and creative side.
The name for the game coined by the Surrealists is cadaver exquis, or exquisite corpse, and is the inspiration for Emily’s class. Using a variety of printing techniques, participants will produce various fanciful images that are passed on to the next person for additional input. It’s a collaborative exercise that stretches the usual comfort zone of a single individual. It is bound to throw up many surprises and open up new ways to look at imagery and interact with it.
Participants will execute fanciful or serious images of creatures (human or otherwise) and learn a wide variety of hand printing techniques using stencils, collage, relief printing from wire, hand-made stamps, gelatin printing and other paper decoration techniques. Each participant will make multiples of their images to be exchanged among the group and then each will bind these collected pages in to a book. A multiple set of prints will be made so that each student has a full edition of the results. The prints will finally be bound into a book, or perhaps even something more…
For more information go to the BINDING re:DEFINED website using this link: full details 2018
|October 29, 2018||to||November 25, 2018|
I am delighted to announce that I will be at the Bodleian Bibliographic Press as printer-in-residence October 29 to November 25, 2018.
|June 20, 2018||to||June 20, 2019|
A video showing King Leer: a Tragedy in Five Puppets in action is now on YouTube. King Leer video
Five puppets in a boxed set, four of the puppets have quotations from our 45th and current president. The 2016 election results turned my thoughts to the character of King Lear and from there they descended to King Leer. If Hillary Clinton had been elected maybe I would have gravitated to MacBeth. This project started with the spontaneous making of the beanbag puppet as a tension reliever in the winter of 2016. Sarah Bryant and Anna Embree introduced me to the robot puppet via Facebook in the spring of 2017. Those grasping hands set me off again. At that time, I decided to use the President’s own words against him. Each puppet has been made with the materials appropriate to their nature. Three of the puppets are paper with movable components: the flapping mouth, the jump-up, and the walking robot. The remaining two puppets are cloth and a sock with animated paper hair. The font used throughout is Arial Black with Apple Chancery for the opposite side of the jump up tab. All the paper is Chancery paper, a hemp and cotton blend, made by Tim Barrett and his team of student papermakers at the University of Iowa Center for the Book.
|June 9, 2018||to||June 10, 2018|
Students will learn paper engineering for three different kinds of paper puppets: the flapping mouth, the jump-up and the walking zombie. A variety of techniques for making axles, spacers, flaps, and other movable parts will be explored. Participants will be able to make models of all the forms and also more individual puppets of their own. No experience required. For more information: Paper Puppets
|November 1, 2018||to||March 7, 2019|
My book Funny Peculiar, Funny Ha Ha, will travel with the GBW exhibit Formation in 2018-19. The exhibit will be on exhibit at the following locations and dates. Additional information: Formation | The Guild of Book Workers
June 15-Oct 21, 2018 MCBA Minneapolis, MN
Nov 1- March 7, 2019 Robert C Williams Papermaking Museum Atlanta, GA
March 15- May 25, 2019 UCLA Los Angeles, CA
June 1- July 27, 2019 NBSS Boston, MA
August 1-Oct , 2019 UArts Philadelphia, PA
|June 25, 2018||to||June 28, 2018|
An introduction and hands-on experience with a variety of paper engineering techniques, flexagon geometric forms, tunnel books and carousel books. Students will produce a variety of models of the structures and explore the text-image relationship possibilities in these structures. For more information: Book Arts – Amana Arts Guild
|February 18, 2018||to||April 18, 2018|
The 2018 Carl Hertzog Award for Excellence in Book Design winner is Sara Langworthy of Iowa City, Iowa for her design of Naturans Naturata (2017) by Sara Langworthy. The judges also selected Black Rock Press, as the first runner-up for the entry titled Selected Durations by David Abel, Black Rock Press, Reno, Nevada, (2017). The judges also selected Rebecca Chamlee as the second runner-up for the entry titled At Low Water by Rebecca Chamlee, Simi Valley, California: Pie In The Sky Press, (2017). In no particular order, the judges also selected the following as honorable mentions: Jerry Kelly for The Noblest Roman by Jerry Kelly and Misha Beletsky. Boston: David R. Godine, Publisher, (2016), and Emily Martin for Funny Peculiar Funny Ha Ha by Emily Martin and William Shakespeare. Iowa City, Iowa: Naughty Dog Press, (2017).
Sixty outstanding items were entered in the competition this year; the judges were very impressed with the quality of the books they reviewed. It was obvious to all involved that the entries show that fine printing is alive and well, and indeed flourishing. It is our sincere hope that the Hertzog book design contest will encourage artisans to continue to produce well-designed, finely-printed books and pamphlets.
The winner, runners-up, and other selected entries will be on display after the Awards Ceremony for two months, which will take place on February 18.