Thursday, April 30, 2009

Publication Design Boot Camp

Designer/Educator Peter Gariepy has announced the 2009 Summer Immersion Workshop in Publication to be held at the Western New York Book Arts Center

This ten-week workshop combines informative lectures, timely discussions, instruction, lively critiques, special guests and field trips with professional designers, art directors, editors, and facilities tours of businesses involved in publication production. A demand of the workshop is intensive project work with real world deadlines and demands. The workshop addresses the language, approach and methods of publication design, with an emphasis on the practical application of design concepts.

The workshop meets twice a week on Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 9am to 12am and is limited to 8 individuals. The 10-week workshop will begin on June 2 and end on August 13.

For more information and application details, download the PDF

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Moxon's Mechanik Exercises

Vandercook proving press guru Paul Moxon is in town to teach his Vandercook maintenance workshop at the WNY Book Arts Center. Day One has already covered more details and tricks to better presswork and smoother operation than ever expected. This guy is good. Moxon's vandercook website has a wealth of information on all known models plus a census of individual existing presses.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Small Press Symposium -April 19 & 20

Poet-Publishers: A Contemporary Small Press Symposium and The Aesthetics of the Contemporary Small Press
2 days of Small Press events

Presenters:Charles Alexander, Brenda Ijima, Jay MillAr, Anna Moschovakis, Rich Owens, Andrew Rippeon, and Kyle Schlesinger
Location:Karpeles Manuscript Museum, 453 porter Avenue
Time:Sunday April 19 8:00 p.m.


Location:Poetry Collection, 420 Capen UB North Campus
Time:Monday April 20 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

For more information

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Pop Up Buffalo Souvenir Shoppe -Call for Entries

Buffalo based Designer/Artists Patricia Schraven and Nick Bruscia have put out a call for entries for a pop-up storefront exhibition to be hosted at the WNY Book Arts Center.

Participants are asked to re-think the idea of the souvenir, and create NEW objects to be shown in a temporary POP-UP storefront in the City of Buffalo.   This is a chance to redefine and comment on the social and cultural atmosphere of our city.  Souvenirs for Buffalo will be a one-off exhibition in late June of 2009.  Objects must be produced in multiples. There is a $20 submission fee for any number of proposals up to 4. for submissions and more info, email forsalebuffalo (at)

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Æsthetic Outburst

WNYBAC Collaborator and Program Director and collaborator Abbey Hendrickson caps off her graduate work at UB this weekend with her thesis show:

1716 Main Street, Buffalo, NY, 14209
An exhibition of recent work by Abbey Hendrickson, Shelby Baron + Ryan Legassicke
Opening Reception Saturday April 18, 7-10 pm

For Abbey's musings "about art, artists, collecting, and design...all mixed in with daily musings on life in general" see her blog

Friday, April 10, 2009

Letterpress Vignettes

Here are some images from a recent letterpress workshop for WNYBAC held at Paradise Press by its proprietor Hal Leader. Photos by Mark Hatley.

Thursday, April 02, 2009

Vini, Readi, Eati

The Edible Book Show was better than expected. A full recap of all entries can be seen here. Images on this post by Greg Meadows.