On April 22nd UA Book Arts students and faculty participated in the 2006 Alabama Book Festival in Montgomery. Steve Miller interviews students, Dr. Joan Atkinson, and letterpress printer Amos Paul Kennedy Jr.
During this part of the Cuba bookmaking trip, UA students and faculty have finished printing the book project, worked on lithographic prints, and end the day at artist Tato’s studio being entertained by Tato and a friend. Music by Ichiro Nakagawa.
In this 2nd Cuba podcast, the UA book artists begin their first day of printing at Taller Experimental de Grafica in Old Havana. Other adventures surround that event. This includes music by Ichiro Nakagawa.
Jesse Meyer, upstate New York parchment maker, presented his work to the Alabama Book Arts students. He describes the process of vellum making. The skins are used in bookbinding, printing, and book conservation. Music by Ichiro Nakagawa.
UA Book Arts faculty and students worked in Cuba November 11-20, 2005 with artists and papermakers on a handmade book project. From printing to bookbinding to discovering Havana this series explores our experience, beginning at the Miami airport. This first podcast has us landing in Havana. Included are musical snippets from the work of Ichiro Nakagawa.
Sleepily driving the van on the way back from taking people to the Birmingham airport, Steve Miller thinks about the Book Arts Educators meeting held at The University of Alabama from January 13-14, 2006.
Mary Phelan is interviewed by Katherine McCanless Ruffin. Through printmaking Mary discovered a love for thousands of pieces of metal type and letterpress in Philadelphia. Included is the tune “Cottonstar” by Torchomatic.
Clifton Meador speaks with Colin Rafferty about beginning to make books in the 70s, Nexus Press, and offset printing. Does text or image drive the book? Cliff scratches the itch of the phrase “democratic multiples”.
Daniel Mayer talks with Steve Miller about an Arizona-based collaborative book venture with a Harley-riding internet radio personality poet at Pyracantha Press. His focus is publishing work he believes is important for the culture. What is “Black Printing”?