Bookshelf News

Posted on Monday, February 22, 2010 by Lindsey Westbrook

Beetlemania, Found Still Lives, Gastropeda Mollusca, Nuggets
IV Studios, 2009
Artist books, n.p., $350–$650

Multimedia artist Elizabeth Sher (Painting/Drawing faculty) produced four limited-edition artist books in 2009: Beetlemania, Found Still Lives, Gastropeda Mollusca, and Nuggets. All are digitally printed with archival ink, and all express her deep love of paper and printmaking.

Posted on Monday, February 22, 2010 by Lindsey Westbrook

The Best of Letterhead and Logo Design
Rockport, 2010
Hardcover, 352 pages, $40

This collection features the most creative and inspiring work from the past four volumes of the Letterhead and Logo Design series. Coauthored by Christopher Simmons (Graphic Design faculty) of the San Francisco design office MINE, the book offers a range of innovative techniques and fresh solutions for identity designers everywhere.

Posted on Monday, February 22, 2010 by Lindsey Westbrook

Seven Sacraments
Deconstructed Artichoke Press, 2009
Chapbook, n.p., $7

This chapbook of prose poems by Nikki Thompson (MFA Writing 2002) recounts the author's experiences as a working-class Jewish student at an affluent Catholic school. Thompson says, "Both my working process and my artist's books consist of layers and layers that must be picked at, like the leaves of an artichoke with a heart at the center." Deconstructed Artichoke's production occurs either in a living room with a terrific view of downtown or on a red Formica kitchen table in a San Francisco apartment. The letterpress printing happens in a Berkeley carriage house with a rich printing history and many small critters.

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