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Category Archives: Work in progress

REF: New from Shift-lab

I am thrilled to announce a new project from Shift-lab. REF is an investigation into the erosion of the physical reference area of the library, and the fundamental shift taking … Continue reading

January 28, 2019 · Leave a comment

A Book Artist in a Concrete* World

Every time I produce a new book I learn something new. Usually, this new thing is a handy trick for tight registration, or a hard lesson about the perils of … Continue reading

December 10, 2018 · 1 Comment

Radiant Republic: Printing Complete!

After six months, I have cleaned the press for the last time. My final run on The Radiant Republic: the book cloth for the box lid. It is a relief … Continue reading

November 27, 2018 · 1 Comment

Kickstarter Time!

The Radiant Republic is underway. I am mixing ink, making plates, cutting paper, cranking the press. I am ordering wood, commissioning molds, making mockups for laser cutters, sourcing cement. I … Continue reading

October 3, 2018 · Leave a comment

Paper, Wood, Cement, Glass

I am finally ignoring everything else and printing this book. What is this book? A little history: Like many people, I have recently been thinking about the flexible and vulnerable … Continue reading

May 21, 2018 · 2 Comments

This Book is Now: work in progress interview

I am pleased to direct you to this post from This Book is Now, the blog of Red Butte Press at the University of Utah, featuring the project I am … Continue reading

December 13, 2017 · Leave a comment

Something is brewing

Here are some things I’ve been thinking about this year: the nature of truth, when true things become untrue things, fairness, essentials, basic forms, how things change between conception and … Continue reading

April 26, 2017 · 5 Comments

Back to Work.

For several months now I’ve been consumed by the minutiae of a new new job in Alabama. How do I ship this box? Where do I get that form? Where … Continue reading

December 1, 2016 · 6 Comments

Trace at 23 Sandy Gallery

At long last, Trace, the Shift-lab project which includes the Marina book and prints I’ve been working on since last July, will be up at 23 Sandy Gallery in Portland, … Continue reading

March 22, 2016 · Leave a comment

Ok, where was I?

Sometime in mid-July I put the breaks on a massive and ridiculously complex edition. Seven months later, here I am shaking off the dust and nervously starting up again. And … Continue reading

February 6, 2016 · 7 Comments