Tuesday, May 17, 2011

The best part about making books? When they leave

It is so satisfying watching my pile of copies that make up the Two Lives edition dwindle as they're sent off to their proper owners. Last I updated y'all on the project, it was little past this:

Next goal is to photograph the finished product—letterpress cover, boards, and all—and post results here! If you would like to spend some time with it in person, I have a copy, as well as my Please Touch book, up in the current Em Space show, 407 S.E. Ivon.

Speaking of shows, a fellow bookbinder and I went down to Corvallis last month to visit the Un-Speak-Able arty book roundup, in which we had a few entries. I love practically any excuse to get out of town, and this trip felt so right: good talking, wide-open views, acres of sheep (including very wee ones, just white specks punctuating the green), and quality art time. Hey, you could even touch some of the work! We also were entrusted with Cinnamon Bear as his chaperones for the day.

Some pics of the art outing, brazenly posted without advance permission from Mrs. 5000.

And just to show you we bookbinders know how to par-tay, here we are—in another unauthorized photo; what is this, TMZ?—at the launch for PDX Letterpress. Thanks, Michael 5000, for the (fine) art.


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