Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Book Arts Tuesday-CBBAG and GBW

Two organizations that are well worth joining (both have regional chapters) and are generous with their online offerings:

Canadian Bookbinders and Book Artists Guild

Since 1983 the Canadian Bookbinders and Book Artists Guild has worked to support the development of the book arts. This web site is dedicated to that effort. The book arts include bookbinding, artists' books, papermaking, calligraphy, letterpress printing & typography, wood engraving, paper decorating, restoration, and conservation.

Check out the Book Arts section and the online galleries.

Guild of Bookworkers

The Guild of Book Workers was founded in 1906 "... to establish and maintain a feeling of kinship and mutual interest among workers in the several hand book crafts." Among its early members are well-known artist-craft workers such as bookbinder Edith Diehl and printers and typographers W.A. Dwiggins and Frederic W. Goudy.

The Guild still believes, as did its founders, that there is a responsibility among civilized people to sustain the crafts involved with the production of fine books. Its members hope to broaden public awareness of the hand book arts, to stimulate commissions of fine bindings, and to stress the need for sound book conservation and restoration.

I like the blog, the online exhibits, and the handouts and resources from Standards Seminars.

The top photo is Phase I by Erin Ciulla from the CBBAG website.

1 comment:

Linda Branch Dunn said...

Thank you for these links. I'm just entering this world. Your posts are a guide, and inspiration. Thank you!

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