Bill Stewart of Vamp & Tramp Booksellers speaks about the business of books in the Type Lab on February 22, 2010.
January 29, 2010
Karri Harding demonstrates a bookbinding structure to students from the Booker T. Washington Magnet School. The high school creative writers traveled from Montgomery to spend the morning of January 29, 2010 making things in the letterpress and bookbinding studios with our graduate students.
November 6, 2009
On November 6, 2009, the School of Library and Information Studies hosted its annual Alumni Day, and as part of the festivities there was a reception for a new exhibition. On the fifth floor of Amelia Gorgas Library the work entitled Luciferous Logolepsy are on display alongside a striking sculpture of Bill Gates. The exhibition features hundreds of letterpress printed obscure words, hung from the ceiling as a way of giving readers exposure to these hidden dictionary jewels. The Bill Gates sculpture is complex assembly of different materials, each with it’s own message. Friends joined artists Kathleen Fetters, Glenn House Sr., and sculptor Jim Slowe to celebrate the work. (l-r) Kerri Harding and Mary McManus.
October 15, 2009
October 15-18, 2009, Book Arts graduate students Kerri Harding, Sarah McDermott, and Ally Nevarez attended the Friends of Dard Hunter annual meeting of papermakers in Atlanta with Prof. Steve Miller. Ally photographed this watermark at The Robt. C. Williams American Museum of Papermaking.
September 15, 2009
September 15, 2009, Book Arts graduate student Ally Nevarez (r) introduces undergraduate students enrolled in the course COMING OF AGE IN AMERICA to the challenge of bookbinding.
May 2, 2009
Professor Steve Miller (l) introduces and interviews printer/publisher Gunnar Kaldewey and bookbinder/conservator/book artist Hedi Kyle at the opening ceremony of the Hybrid Book Conference in Philadelphia, May 2009.
May 1, 2009
March 3, 2009
North Carolina book artist, papermaker, and teacher Frank Brannon speaks with Book Arts students on March 3, 2009.
March 2, 2009
On March 3, 2009 Beverly Plummer and Susan Hulme visited the program and spoke about their work. Of particular interest was Beverly’s work with composer John Cage, and her hand papermaking experiments using alternative fibers.
March 1, 2009
In celebration of Spring in Alabama we have issued a 2009 pdf edition of An Alabama Kozo Primer by Glenn House Sr., originally published in 1995 in a limited edition handmade Parallel Editions book at The University of Alabama. Simply click on Richard Flavin’s Kozo Cutters to download the file.