I love having a printing press! It helps me to say the things that matter to me...politically, sentimentally, creatively...in whatever way seems right at the moment. I try to bring the best skills and techniques I have to printing and making books. But it is always the thought that counts
Handwork is a key element of my visual vocabulary. The dialogue between the eye and hand creates a direct, human connection to the conceptual aspects of my work; it allows me to bring together drawing, design, craftsmanship and storytelling to create a cohesive visual record of reality. Hand-rendered lettering, pattern and illustration dominate my work, creating a conceptual framework for the narrative within each piece.
I have been a bookbinder ever since I started my first apprenticeship in 1967. I do book restoration, repair and conservation. I will bind a college dissertation, legal documents for law firms or design a one of a kind leather bound and gold stamped artist book. I can produce up to 500 limited editions. I specialize in working with my customers to design what ever kind of book they can imagine.
Not night, not day
black and white meet in gray
Georgette Freeman is a 21st Century woman, book artist, instructor, journalist, and retired SEC examiner, living in San Francisco.
Offering Conservation and Preservation Services of books and paper based objects such as prints and documents. I will make custom bindings and custom enclosures according to your wishes. My customers particularly value my willingness to discuss treatment options and have been very happy with the finished product.
Poet and visual artist Jen Bervin's work brings together text and textile in a practice that encompasses large-scale art works, artist books, poetry, and archival research. Her poetry/artist books have been published by Granary Books and Ugly Duckling Presse and are in many special collections including The J. Paul Getty Museum. Bervin's work has been shown at The Walker Art Center, Yale University, and elsewhere. She has received fellowships in art and writing from The Josef and Anni Albers Foundation, The New York Foundation for the Arts, Centrum, The MacDowell Colony, and The Camargo Foundation.
I like to play when I work, so I experiment a great deal. I also have a pro-letterpress personality, which means I like to do tedious tasks in order to achieve a high standard of quality. My work focuses on small histories, mythologies, and odd rituals of everyday life.
Jenny specializes in fine printing and custom publishing and has been a member of the Book Arts Guild since 2000. As the founder of the letterpress program at the School of Visual Concepts, Seattle, she contributes to the book arts community by teaching and providing a venue for others to share their knowledge. She has also served on the Book Arts Guild board.
Springtide Press designs, prints and binds unique artist books, broadsides and ephemera incorporating handmade paper and letterpress printing. Small finely-crafted editions consider historical topics and popular culture from a unique perspective