Santa Fe Community College Center for Book Art and Printmaking, Santa Fe, NM, USA

March 29, 2012toApril 1, 2012

I will be in Santa Fe this weekend for the opening festivities of the new Center for Book Art and Printmaking at the Santa Fe Community College, 6401 Richards Ave, Santa Fe, NM. The exhibit No Library Card Required will open in the School of Art and Design Visual Arts Gallery on Thursday, March 29 and run through April 26, 2012. I will be giving a talk Friday night, March 30, 2012 and teaching a two day tunnel book workshop on Saturday and Sunday March 31-April 1, 2012.  For more information: Center for Book Art and Printmaking

The right side of the double tunnel

 

The panels for this side were much slower to dry because of the thickness of the ink from the mono-printing. This set of photographs shows the progression of the layering of the panels. I am continuing to work on folding and cutting all the hinges needed to assemble the panels into the tunnels with space between each of the panels.  Click on any image to enlarge it.

The left side of the double tunnel

The panels have been pressed and each of the windows cut out. This set of photographs shows the progression of the layering of the panels. I am now working on folding and cutting all the hinges needed to assemble the panels into the tunnels with space between each of the panels. The panels for the right side are much slower to dry and are still awaiting cutting. Click on any image to enlarge it.

The panels will be hinged for greater depth when the book is opened.

Production continues

The left side of the book will be a paste painted tunnel. The text and image are laser printed to withstand the paste. When the panels are dry the potato chip effect is in evidence but an overnight in the press makes a world of difference. Below are the other 4 panels for the tunnel. After everything is dry and pressed the windows will be cut.

 

New Book in Production

Ink transfers are a monoprint process. #1 I started by laser printing the text onto the front side and also printing the template for the monoprint onto the back of each sheet. I covered the text line on the front with a sheet of scrap paper. I am using 100lb Mohawk text and Vanson rubber based ink. #2 I inked up a piece of plexi, placed each sheet onto the inked surface.  #3 I traced the template lines with a pencil. #4 The print with the scrap paper in place and the plexi. #5 The print without the scrap paper. #6 I want a light tone over the text so I will put the paper back on the ink and apply very gentle pressure. #7 The print after additional toning. #8 The print trimmed to be the front panel of the tunnel book. Click on any image to see a larger version.

UK Workshops

May 17, 2012toMay 18, 2012
May 19, 2012toMay 20, 2012

I will be teaching two workshops in Marden, Wiltshire, UK in May, 2012.

Bookbinding Workshops-UK

I Live in Iowa, tunnel book

Tunnel Book, May 17th and 18th

A two-day workshop introducing a variety of methods of constructing tunnel books. The tunnel book, developed in the Renaissance for studying perspective, is sometimes called a peephole book. It is an accordion of multiple panels bound on both sides and viewed from the front, giving a 3-D effect.

Is That What You’re Wearing, magic wallet,two views
Now You See It Now You Don’t, May 19th and 20th

This workshop explores a number of book structures that have elements which appear and disappear when the book is manipulated: they can tell stories and present images and ideas in ways that conventional formats just can’t. Various books ranging from flag accordion books to 2 and 3 dimensional flexagons to magic wallets and Jacob’s Ladders will be presented.