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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

Now Available to order: The Radiant Republic

Big Jump Press is pleased to announce the release of The Radiant Republic, a new artist book built from language found in Plato’s Republic and Le Corbusier’s The Radiant City. … Continue reading

January 7, 2019 · Leave a 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

The Hamilton Circus (and a new Shift-lab edition)

I traveled to Wisconsin with two of my Shift-lab collaborators recently  and spent a magical a week at Hamilton Wood Type & Printing Museum. I have a lot to say … Continue reading

December 1, 2017 · 1 Comment

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

Fun with Su yields something new

Often teaching gives me an opportunity to see some new and inspiring things. I spent last week with Su Bonfanti, helping her execute her plan for a book project. Su … Continue reading

July 7, 2015 · 4 Comments

Say it like you mean it.

I am a generally friendly human being. I give up my seat to elderly people on the tube. I smile at strangers. I give money to the Red Cross. I … Continue reading

May 28, 2015 · 4 Comments

Spring Bookbinding & Letterpress Workshops

Making Books will make you happy! I’ve finally got a list of spring bookbinding and letterpress courses online, most of them in London and Brighton. I am running a couple … Continue reading

March 3, 2015 · Leave a comment

I should be printing right now

I did it! After months of printing, last week I finally finished printing the last of these 114 shapes. (The paper on the top, by the way, is just a … Continue reading

December 11, 2014 · 5 Comments

Adventures in the Monotype Archive: The Sad Story of Sachsenwald

The archive buried in a small office complex in Salfords, Surrey is the last onsite stronghold of what was once Monotype’s enormous factory complex. The Salfords railway station was built … Continue reading

April 17, 2014 · 14 Comments