Monday, September 21, 2009

sf center for the book

san francisco is one of my favourite cities. when i was there on a family trip in 2005 i ventured off on my own to find the san francisco center for the book. it's a great studio/museum type place where letterpress and the book arts thrive. they describe themselves as a place "devoted to teaching the many arts and crafts that go into making books by hand. We introduce and foster the joys of books and bookmaking—their history, artistry, continuing presence in our culture and their enduring importance as a medium of self-expression". i felt in awe of all the great resources available there and was happy that i had a chance for even a short visit.

pictured above are a selection of books produced by artists-in-residence and are limited edition works published by their publishing arm imprint. more details about these books are on their etsy shop.

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