Bookmarking Book Art – Xu Bing

I count myself "magpie lucky". The Gaudier-Brzeska exhibition, the finale before Kettle's Yard would close for years, had drawn me to Cambridge. I spent hours there. Exhausted, I was walking back to the train past the Fitzwilliam Museum. I had read somewhere that Xu Bing would have a small solo exhibition at the Fitzwilliam. I own... Continue Reading →

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Bookmarking Book Art – ABCs

Remember the entry about the alphabet-book film series Mysteries of Vernacular?  With his "Medieval Letter People", the marvelously named Eric Kwakkel opens my eyes yet again to the materiality of the letter in books and book art - and prompts this renewed but brief hunt for abecedaries. The human body is one of the most common objects... Continue Reading →

Bookmarking Book Art — Francisca Prieto (I)

Trained at Central St Martins, Francisca Prieto is a Chilean artist living and working in London where her work has featured in collections at the Victoria and Albert Museum, the Tate Gallery and the British Library among others. From 29 May through 21 June, her solo exhibition Underlined runs at Jagged Art, off Marylebone High Street... Continue Reading →

Bookmarking Book Art – A Good Book

What is "A Good Book"? A hard question? A trick question? Yes and no. Since 2011, Bernd Kuchenbeiser, the Munich-based book designer, has been attempting an answer. He began by posting entries to a database on Twitter. With the demise of Twitter's gallery function, Kuchenbeiser migrated the diary-like collection of photos and comments to A Good Book... Continue Reading →

Bookmark – Bodoni’s Bicentennial

This year marks the 200th anniversary of the passing of a great contributor to the linked histories of the book and typography:  Giambattista Bodoni (1740-1813).  Bodoni among others such as Fournier and Didot established the "Modern" fonts, typefaces characterized by the extreme contrast of their thick and thin strokes, delicate and sharp serifs and a... Continue Reading →

Bookmark – Frankfurt,Typography and the Book

rankfurt is upon us, so here is a celebration of type and the book.  The initial "F" comes from Boekwetenschap en Handschriftenkunde Amsterdam, where Paul Dijstelberge and others have posted over 30,000 photos of initials, ornaments and type in cooperation with the Special Collections, Amsterdam; the Royal Library, The Hague; and the Archive at Alkmaar. Jaap Harskamp, Dijstelberge's... Continue Reading →

Bookmark — Anniversary of The Imprint and Its Font

The Imprint This year is the centenary of Gerard Meynell's trade periodical The Imprint, which was the scene of Stanley Morison's first appearance in print. How appropriate then that Morison's book A Tally of Types tells the story of the journal's founding and, equally important, how the historic font called Imprint Old Face came into... Continue Reading →

Bookmarking Book Art – Franziska, a typeface

The Fine Press Book Association’s inaugural Student Type Design Competition sprang from the hope that by building bridges between printers and young type designers we might end up creating new material resources for the fine press community. A PDF document called the Making of Franziska - a hybrid text-face between slab and serif is available for downloading.... Continue Reading →

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Text in Art

Material, Time-based and Interactive

fibonaccisusan

Mathematical Art

Curated by Robert Bolick

Curated by Robert Bolick

Curated by Robert Bolick

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Taking paper beyond the page

Studio 5 Book Arts

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Fibre Art, Eco Printing, Artists' Books, Vintage Textiles

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