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Category Archives: Other People and Things

The slow migration of objects over an ocean.

Every time I come home to the UK after a trip back to the  States, I shell out sixty bucks at the airport and bring back an extra checked bag … Continue reading

July 23, 2013 · 9 Comments

Enter the Type Designer

Hey, you know who’s interesting? My friend Ben Mitchell. Look at that desk for god’s sake. Ben is a type designer, and so his flat is a dangerously geeky place … Continue reading

June 17, 2013 · 14 Comments

The Best Book Exhibition Ever (and other news)

Too many things to say this week! I have broken it down into list form for your perusal and approval: Item #1 WHO WANTS TO COME TO THE WELLS BOOK … Continue reading

April 27, 2013 · 15 Comments

Life behind a table

Just back from the Bristol Artists Book Event. Every book sale I do I get a bit better at the logistics. Recent additions: black felt tablecloth instead of wrinkled bed … Continue reading

April 23, 2013 · 15 Comments

Vista Sans needs a boost

Hi guys! There is a great project going on kickstarter right now that could use an extra bump in its last hours. There are beautiful rewards on offer for backing … Continue reading

March 6, 2013 · 1 Comment

Hello, Milwaukee. Nice books!

Last Tuesday I voted, got on a plane, and immediately found myself in a room full of artists’ books. Max Yela, my gracious host at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, brought me … Continue reading

November 10, 2012 · 2 Comments

The Manchester Artists’ Books Fair (and a ridiculous hotel)

I spent the weekend in Manchester sitting behind a table at the Manchester Artists Books Fair put on by Hot Bed Press and the Manchester School of Art. I have … Continue reading

October 15, 2012 · 8 Comments

The London Centre for Book Arts

Welcome to the London Centre for Book Arts! Yes, there is a car parked inside of it. Yes, the current sign is a piece of A3 paper. But every day … Continue reading

October 9, 2012 · 2 Comments

How the Bixlers Make Metal Type

Imagine a shop where all the type is fresh and new, where everything you set prints perfectly, where California job cases are overflowing with all of your favorite typefaces in … Continue reading

July 27, 2012 · 2 Comments

Daniel Kelm is a Fricking Genius

So after teaching last week, I decided to try out the other side. Enter Daniel Kelm, Scientific Bookbinding Artist Genius. For the last five days, I have been taking furious … Continue reading

July 21, 2012 · 4 Comments