Hello, everyone! The Center for Book Arts Blog is going to be making some exciting and new changes soon. Starting next week, we will be posting daily! Each day is going to have a theme, giving you the chance to learn more about the CBA, what we do, and what you can learn here. Here is an outline of what each day will look like:
Methods Monday: Think bookbinding and printing are things of the past? Not true! The methods we use at the CBA are still used (though to a much larger scale) in modern book production. Start your week off with a cup of coffee and a look through the bindery and printshop to see how similar your copy of Twilight is to what we do (and teach!) every day.
Typeface Tuesday: Did you know the CBA has over 800 different fonts in our printshop? These different typefaces and sizes are used by local artists to create everything from poetry chapbooks to thank-you cards. Tune in as we explore the history, artistry, and usage of one each week.
Wednesday Exhibitions: The Center for Book Arts has exhibitions in its gallery space, presenting the work of contemporary book and letterpress artists all over the country, and these books are ART! Each Wednesday, take a look at what people today are doing with paper and ink. Your Kindle may be good for breezing through the New York Times on the subway, but I can guarantee it can’t come close to these innovative and beautiful pieces.
Thursday Terms: Taking a class at the CBA with definitely enhance your vocabulary. Methyl cellulose, signatures, and em dashes are common in daily conversation. Ever want to know what these words mean and how they apply to book arts? Stop by on Thursdays for a taste of what you can learn—even in our intro classes.
Friday Insights: The Center for Book Arts doesn’t just have open houses and gallery openings. We’re here 6 days of week, and daily artists rent studio space and work on their projects, classes are taught, and administration gets done. Check in on Fridays to find out what happens on the day-to-day basis here (and perhaps even interviews with artists!)
As the Center for Book Arts Blog transitions to our daily format, we encourage feedback from our readers. Is there anything you particularly like? Dislike? Have ideas for new columns? Let us know! Feel free to drop us a line either in a comment to one of our posts or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you and we hope you enjoy this new and exciting page!