From the Ivanhoe project I heard about this neat site on altered books. The idea is:
Cut the bindings off of books found at a used book store. Find poems in the pages by the process of obliteration. Put pages in the mail and send them all around the world. Lather, rinse, repeat. This site is a chronicle of a very specific set of collaborations between the artists listed below working on the titles listed below.
They have a number of images of altered pages that are reminiscent of Tom Phillips: A Humument.
Thanks to a note from Paul Lisson who commented on an earlier post on Letterpress in Hamilton, I went to the 2005 Wayzgoose in the town of Grimsby, Ontario. Delightful event that has been happening for decades. I picked up the 2005 Anthology that has sampling of print signatures of artists and printers. I also met book artists and printers from the area like Will Rueter of Aliquando Press in Dundas. Anyway, I assume it was Rueter.
Continue reading Wayzgoose 2005: Book Arts in Grimsby
Reading MGK’s blog got me wondering if there is a letterpress printer here in Hamilton. Here is the closest I can find West Meadow Press. I wonder if they run courses.
Continue reading Letterpress in Hamilton