December 24th, 2011


Oliver Jeffers ‘Book’.


(via fuckyeahbookarts)


Let the calendar obsessions begin! :)

October 28th, 2011



Lizzy Stewart’s beautifully illustrated version of Virgina Woolf’s ‘Mrs Dalloway’ for the Folio Society. 

October 18th, 2011

Architecture and The Artist Book - Oct. 19th in Portland

You are invited to a lecture:

Architecture and The Artist Book 
Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2011, 7:00pm - 8:30pm

OCAC artist-in-residence, Daniel Mellis, and David Gabriel of COLAB Architecture will speak on the phenomenon of architects making artist’s book as well as artist book-makers work on architecture and the built environment. The event is in conjunction with the 2011 Portland Architecture and Design Festival which runs the month of October.

OCAC Campus
8245 SW Barnes Road 
Jean Vollum Drawing, Painting and Photography building
Portland, OR 

September 25th, 2011

Rocky Mountain Art Book Collection, is an exhibition project (with suggested themes) where the participants will receive a blank sketch pad to do whatever they please artistically over the course of four months.  All forms of mediums are welcome. This project will be localized to communities throughout the Rocky Mountain region but also encouraging those across the country or the world to participate. The project encourages anyone from anywhere who want to be a part of it. Anyone meaning, anyone: kids, parents, students, seniors, writers, artists, dreamers, wanderers, the guy next door, the crazy cat lady, the ski bum, the couch surfer, anyone. After completed, participants will then submit their notebooks to be on display in an exhibition that will take place the third week in January of 2012.

September 17th, 2011

Oregon College of Art & Craft is pleased to host a 1/2 day workshop with Paul Brubaker of Bindery Tools, Denver, CO.

When: Saturday, September 24th, 9:30am-1:30pm
Where: Book Arts Studio, Oregon College of Art & Craft 
Workshop fee: $50

Paul will discuss and demonstrate the adjustment, honing and maintenance of OCAC’s board shears, guillotines and other equipment. He plans to spend time with each of the participants, answering questions about their personal equipment. Bring photos/diagrams/info. of your equipment to aid his understanding of your questions.

Please send an email to to reserve a spot 
followed by a check for $50 made out to: “Oregon College of Art & Craft” 

send to:

Barb Tetenbaum c/o OCAC
8245 SW Barnes Rd. 
Portland, OR 97225

Portland’s Em-Space has some pretty awesome classes coming up. The series on boxmaking sounds especially fun:

Boxmaking Series
Each class: $120 ($108 for members) + $15 Supply Fee
Entire series of 5: $100 ea ($80 for members) + $15 Supply Fee
In this series of classes, several different structures will be covered. We will build on what is learned in each class. Students may choose to take the whole series at a discount, or select individual classes. We will learn the fundamentals of making boxes including precise measuring, cutting board, helpful tools, and working with various materials.

Boxmaking I
Saturday & Sunday, September 17-18, 12:00-4:00pm
Instructor: Robyn Ward
We will begin day one by making a box with a fitted lid. On day two, we will learn to make a hinged lid box to house loose sheets, a book, or any other treasures that need a handmade home.

Boxmaking II
Saturday & Sunday, September 24-25, 12:00-4:00pm
Instructor: Robyn Ward
Paper boxes and wraps will be the focus of this section. Learn several box structures made with folded paper including four flap folders, a matchbox, slip case, and pocket folios.

Boxmaking III
Saturday & Sunday, October 8-9, 12:00-4:00pm
Instructor: Rory Sparks
In this section, we will make boxes with drawers and compartments. Learn different ways of constructing dividing walls and play with handles, toggles and pulls for drawers. We will make a secret compartment box to hide and reveal your treasures and wow your friends.

Boxmaking IV
Saturday & Sunday, October 15-16, 12:00-4:00pm
Instructor: Robyn Ward
Slipcases and clamshell boxes are the topic for this class. Precise fitting and proper material selection for protection of books & artwork will be discussed.

Boxmaking V
Saturday & Sunday, October 22-23 12:00-4:00pm
Instructor: Rory Sparks
In this session, we will explore special shapes and projects. We will start with a round box with a fitted lid. Students are encouraged to bring an object or collection to design a box for on the second day. We will go over constructing special shapes and working with alternative materials.

September 11th, 2011

Bookbinding Workshop in Bountiful, Utah

10 different structures in a two day workshop! Taught by Karleigh Jae Heywood, the workshop will be held at the Bountiful Davis Art Center in Bountiful, Utah on Sept 16th and 17th. Visit http://www.KarleighJae.comfor more information.