Archive for the ‘Minnesota Center for Book Arts’ Category

Marking Time: new exhibition of the work of the Guild of Book Workers

Sunday, June 7th, 2009


News from the Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune: “Marking Time,” the [Minnesota Center for Book Arts’] new show, features 50 contemporary books on the theme of time, all handmade by members of the Guild of Book Workers. They are amazing books bound in leather or linen, printed on handmade paper, etched, bejeweled, hand-drawn, festooned with ribbons, bits of metal and even eggshell mosaics. Fashioned with excruciating patience, they are made by people who obviously care deeply about words and how they come to have meaning.” read the full article here.

— Paul Razzell

The Minnesota Center of Book Arts prizes awarded

Thursday, June 4th, 2009


The 2009 MCBA prize, the ‘first honor in the United States to recognize book art from across the field and around the world,’ was awarded to five books chosen from among 110 submissions from ten countries. The finalists are:

  • Panorama, Julie Chen (USA)
  • Avalanche, Clifton Meador (USA)
  • Requiem, Jan Owen (USA)
  • Bomb, Simon Redington (England) — shown above
  • Durs Grünbein: 26°57,3’N, 142º16,8’E, Veronika Schäpers (Japan)

The prized will be awarded on Saturday, July 25 at the 2009 Book Art Biennial at the Center in Minneapolis. For more information on the Biennial, see here.

— Paul Razzell