Friday, February 24, 2017

Out and About | Sacred Art

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Sacred Art is an art gallery and gift boutique based in Lincoln Square, Chicago.
We curate a selection of work from over 110 makers with a focus on Chicago-made art.
4619 N. Lincoln Ave.
Chicago, IL 60625
(773) 728-2803

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

How To Tuesday | Little Book of Bookmaking

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Crafters, artists, writers, and book lovers can't resist a beautifully handbound book. Packed with wonderfully eclectic examples, this book explores the intriguing creative possibilities of bookmaking as a modern art form, including a wide range of bindings, materials, and embellishments. Featured techniques include everything from Coptic to concertina binding, as well as experimental page treatments such as sumi-e ink marbling and wheat paste. In addition to page after page of inspiration from leading contemporary binderies, Little Book of Bookmaking includes a practical section of 21 easy-to-follow illustrated tutorials.

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Thursday, February 16, 2017

Out and About | Paper Doll

Paper Doll
2027 W. Division
Chicago, Illinois 60622

Tuesday-Friday 11-7
Saturday 11-6
Sunday 11-5

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

How To Tuesday | Low Tech Print

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Featuring a global showcase of 100 of the craft's most exciting and influential practitioners, Low-Tech Print is an exploration of hand-made printmaking techniques and how they are used in contemporary design and illustration. It examines the huge recent resurgence in the popularity of printmaking, with chapters on screenprinting, letterpress, relief printing, and other printing methods.

The book shows how practitioners develop a love affair with these hand-made techniques and use them to create beautiful contemporary designs, explaining the process behind each technique and its historical context. 'In focus' sections profile practitioners such as the 'Lambe Lambe' hand-made letterpress printers of São Paulo's Grafica Fidalga studio, and cult printing techniques such as Gocco (Japan) and Chicha (Peru).

Offering a unique showcase of contemporary handmade printing, Low-Tech Print will be a must-have for all design, illustration, craft, and printmaking enthusiasts.

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Monday, February 13, 2017

Lettered Streets Press

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Tomorrow night's Salon Series is devoted to Lettered Streets Press authors Olivia Cronk and Alexis Pope.

Check out their beautiful books..
"The Lettered Streets Press aims to publish work we love & want to see in the world. We aim to work with writers willing to work & be out in the world. We aim to work with writers who view publishing as a community, not as a means to an end. All profits from this press go back into the press. The editors make no money from this press. We are a collective of sorts, not a business. We publish poetry, fiction, essays, & hybrid work. These terms are relative. We like blurring. We like projects."