Saturday, January 22, 2011

Fresh off the Press

We've printed new cards! Two new cards printed in the WNYBAC print shop, available for $3 each ($2.40 for members).

Perfect for Valentine's Day, this card is printed on kraft paper in red and silver ink:

Blank buffalo notecards printed on duplex blue and purple paper with matching purple envelope:

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

MIMB and Pop-Up Poster Show!

The next two weeks are a great time to stop by the WNYBAC gallery! In addition to the Monumental Ideas in Miniature Book show that we have up, we've also added an impromptu poster and print show. The shows perfectly contrast one another: MIMB focuses on the 3-dimensional aspect of the book as an object and glorifies the diminutive, whereas the poster show heralds the (almost) 2-dimensional art of the print, and focuses more on large scale works.

Stop down and take a look at the creative output of book artists who have contributed to MIMB, and pick up one of the prints that are on sale in the poster show! Most of the prints were designed, executed, and printed by in-house printers Richard Kegler and Chris Fritton. Remember, some of these prints are available online at our Etsy shop, but many aren't, especially the monoprints, make ready, and art prints, so it's worth a visit!

Tuesday, January 04, 2011

New Year, Old Style

In the good-will spirit of the new year, WNYBAC has been producing a number of limited edition broadsides and cards that feature quotes from Elbert Hubbard, the founder of the Roycroft Campus in East Aurora, NY. The Roycroft was instrumental in the American development and dissemination of the European style that has come to be known as "Arts and Crafts." Following in the footsteps of William Morris and his influential Kelmscott Press, Hubbard originally conceived the Roycroft as a press. They produced any number of books, pamphlets, and treatises, but none as influential and far reaching as the extended essay A Message to Garcia. Roycroft artisans pride themselves on hard work, handiskills, and technique. With that in mind, we've created a series of traditional-looking 8" x 10" broadsides suitable for framing. They will soon be available at WNYBAC, at our Etsy shop, the Roycroft Campus, and the Burchfield-Penny Art Museum gift shop. Here's a sneak peek: