Friday, January 21, 2011

The Life of a Book Artist

The life of a book artist may not seem that interesting. Some may think that its a tedious profession. The letterpress printing appears to be repetitious & the fumes may be nauseating. Binding the book requires a lot of sewing & strained fingers. And don't forget the paper making. A truly messy job if there ever was one. Still you'd be surprised; book arts is exhilarating! Check out this video just to see what I mean.

1 comment:

  1. By the way, Paige (and everyone else who follows her blog), this video features Deb Dormody, a book artist in Rhode Island. She once ordered, oh, I think it may have been a broadside of ours, from Convivio Bookworks, and we let her pay in currency that she printed herself. Not counterfeit, mind you, but some sort of creative tender that she made.

    Seth & I felt that if anyone has the guts to print their own currency, they deserve to be able to use it.