Thursday, July 31, 2008

New Old Type

Recent acquisitions for the WNYBAC type collection include some unusual wood and metal type as seen here (photo courtesy Greg Meadows). much sorting and cleaning needed, but when it is ready for use, there will be some fine material for printing. A grand opening day has not been set, but we are working on getting ready and volunteers are always welcome to help with setting things up. drop us a line at info {at}

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Sign not of the Times

TypeCon2008: Punkt continues today (Wednesday, July 16) with a public sign painting demonstration from the steady hand and keen eye of John Downer. The site of this real time display of the art of window painting is the Western NY Book Arts Center at 468 Washington & E. Mohawk (a very short walk from the Hyatt hotel). From 11 till 3 today, stop by and gawk or stop by at some point during the conference to see the end results. WNYBAC is not currently open for regular hours, but a sneak preview this week has been met with some enthusiasm

Wednesday, July 09, 2008

3 out of 500 Handmade books...

...are by WNYBAC board members Kyle Schlesinger & Diane Bond

Congratulations on their inclusion in this fine compendium of the current state of the art & craft of handmade books. Entries juried by Steve Miller were selected from thousands of entries. 500 Handmade books is a good place to start if you are curious about what can be done between two covers.

Thursday, July 03, 2008

...and so it begins

A full day of moving assorted type cases, furniture, racks & proofing presses from various locations into the new print shop area of the WNY Book Arts center gives a glimmer of what will be. We are quite excited, but there is much to do. Volunteers are always welcome and needed: from polishing up old equipment to identifying unmarked type cases to sweeping, painting & even some more moving. If you really want to help out but have no time, please consider joining as a member. Things are moving along daily.

Tuesday, July 01, 2008

WNYBAC in the media

The past 7 days of media have been very good for the WNY Book Art collaborative and the announcement of the new building on Washington St. in Buffalo

June 23 - Buffalo area NPR affiliate WBFO featured an interview
June 24 - The Buffalo News featured a story on the Book Arts Center
June 25 - Buffalo Spree magazine released July/Aug issue with article on TypeCon with WNYBAC as a presenting partner
July 1 - Buffalo Rising July print issue features the WNYBAC building

And we have a new facebook page