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Book Arts student Timothy Winkler’s “Wandering Eye” entry in the New Yorker

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In an annual tradition for The New Yorker, it held its fourth contest soliciting readers’ takes on Eustace Tilley, the magazine’s mascot. Tilley, the Regency dandy, is the creation of art editor Rea Irvin and has been on the cover of almost every anniversary issue — including this year’s — since his first appearance, on the début issue, in 1925. Twelve winners were chosen from among more than six hundred entries. Book Arts student Timothy Winkler’s Wandering Eye was one of them. Here is a gallery of all the 2011 entries.

Chicago book artists Shawn Sheehy

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Chicago book artist Shawn Sheehy gave an intense workshop to 18 book arts students September 10, 2010. The workshop covered deploying the Robo Pro 2 paper cutting machine to precisely cut paper from Adobe Illustrator vector files—for cutouts and pop-ups in handmade books.

2010 Alabama Book Festival in Montgomery

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The April 17, 2010 Alabama Book Festival in Montgomery was a great opportunity to exhibit and sell our work. Pictured left to right are Kerri Harding, Stephanie Jacobs, Lauren Faulkenberry, Mary McManus, Professor Anna Embree, and Erin Morris.

Broadside workshop on the mysteries of the iron hand press

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Ally Nevarez holds the first proof of a broadside while her instructor Linda Samson Talleur proudly stands by. Linda teaches at the University of Kansas-Lawrence, and gave a February 26-27 workshop on the mysteries of the Iron Hand Press.