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.
My binding and my print of a starling will be included in the Delaware Valley Chapter of the Guild of Book Workers exhibit of the collected books from their most recent print exchange at the University of the Arts, 333 South Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA.
Into The Fold: a Survey of the Contemporary field of Book Art is an exhibit with a focus on collaborative editions produced in the state of Florida. From historic woodcuts and previously unpublished manuscripts to laser cut bindings and experimental structures, the work in this exhibition expands our understanding of the book as an art form and celebrates the artists working in our region.
Featured programs include:
Coffey Residency for Book Arts [University of Florida]
Graphicstudio [University of South Florida]
Letterpress and Book Arts Center [Ringling College of Art and Design]
Small Craft Advisory Press (Florida State University]
Tampa Book Art Studio [University of Tampa]
This exhibition is co-curated by Bridget Elmer [Coordinator of the Letterpress and Book Arts Center at Ringling College of Art And Design] and Robin Perry Dana [Curator of Exhibitions at the Leslie Curran Gallery].
Gallery Hours: Mon-Sat 10-6
1431 Central Ave, St Petersburg, FL.
My binding will be included in an exhibit of designer bindings of Linzee Kull McCray’s book Feed Sacks: The Colourful History of a Frugal Fabric at the Iowa Quilt Museum, 68 E. Court Street, Winterset, IA. My binding uses vintage feed sack fabrics and the Criss-Cross binding developed by Anne Goy. The exhibit will include books bound by binders across the country: Amanda Nelsen, Brien Beidler, Emily Martin, Karen Hanmer, Wendy Withrow, Monica Holtsclaw, Jennifer Rosner, Katie Boodle, Jessica Henze, Jackie Scott, Mary French, Kristi Westberg, MP Bogan, Erin Fletcher, and Todd Pattison.
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
My animation, along with the artist’s book In Her Own Words, the Desdemona animation puppet and her magnet word lines will be on view at The Center for Book Arts, 28 W. 27th, 3d floor; New York, NY, USA from July 12 to September 23. There is a reception Wednesday, July 12 and an artists’ round table discussion Thursday, July 13.
I will be showing (and selling) my artist’s books and prints at this book fair during the upcoming RBMS meeting. This book fair is free and open to the public. The book fair will be held at the Masonic Building, 312 E. College St. Iowa City.
Solstice Book Fair (SBF) is a one day event featuring artist’s books, fine press, prints/broadsides, and ephemera. SBF is independently organized by Lexi Janezic and Candida Pagan and is sponsored by the UI Center for the Book, RSVP, Little Village, The Paper Nest, The Haunted Bookshop and the Caxton Club. https://www.solsticebookfair.com
Magic Books, Saturday and Sunday July 8-9 10am – 4pm, at the Morgan Conservatory, Cleveland, OH. In this two-day workshop, students will explore a number of book structures which have elements that appear and disappear when the structures are manipulated. Various books ranging from a single-sheet book to 2- and 3-dimensional flexagons to magic wallets and Jacob’s Ladders will be presented. Students will make models and construct your own individual examples using drawings, photographs, rubber stamps, and collage materials. For additional information go to morgan-conservatory | Magic Books