Undefined Lines

Undefined Lines is the result of the Guild of Book Workers Horizon exhibit competition. Entries could be any type of binding, artist book or other book project so long as it related to the theme “Horizon.” It had been a more difficult topic for me to respond to than others in the past; the decision […]

Standards of Excellence in Boston

The Guild of Book Workers Standards of Excellence this year was held in Boston, Massachusetts at the Boston Park Plaza Hotel & Towers. We were conveniently located in the middle of Boston so there was a lot to see and eat. Needless to say it was easy to fill any spare minutes outside of the […]

May: Ephemera

May’s intellectual collaboration project challenge was to create an artist book having to do with “ephemera.” I’ve seen several at the Lilly Library that either stunned me or just made me wonder why anyone might want to collect such scraps and put them into books. When it comes down to it, ephemeral books reflect the […]

April: National Poetry Month

I’ll continue to catch up on posting some earlier projects this month with one that occured in April. In honor of national poetry month, the Spring Leaf Press and Space Paste Press intellectual collaboration for April was a book of poetry. The binding could be traditional or creative but it had to center around poetry. […]

Stenciling and the Set of 6

I use stenciling as a (sometimes) quick method for decoration in various components of the binding design.  It is generally very successful and allows for clean design and a lot of control for the coloring method of your designs.  However, there are a few things that I have noticed when using stencils and most of […]