Codex Book Fair

Codex Book Fair

I’m off to the Codex Book Fair on Friday… will any of you be there? I’ll be in Booth 167, and I’m looking forward to it! For those of you who don’t know about it, this is the 3rd biennial event, where “the most distinguished book artists and artisans, private presses, and fine art publishers will be exhibiting their art and craft”. It takes place at the Craneway Pavillion in Richmond, CA and starts on Sunday.
I’m skipping town on Friday to visit a friend in SF prior to the fair and will be staying a couple of days afterwards with a childhood friend in Palo Alto. And, lucky me! Daria Wilber (who interned in my studio last month) will be helping me at the fair.

My table at Codex 2011

My table at Codex 2011


As you can imagine, I’ve been busy getting ready, packing books and broadsides which have been around for awhile:
String Theory, a suite of 6 string drawings in abaca

String Theory, a suite of 6 string drawings in abaca


Alpha, Beta, ... a light-activated book with a flexible hinge

Alpha, Beta, … a light-activated book with a flexible hinge


Sound Blocks, a collection of paper engineered vowels

Sound Blocks, a collection of paper engineered vowels


The Way It Is broadside, featuring William Stafford's poetry

The Way It Is broadside, featuring William Stafford’s poetry


And some which are new and haven’t been to Codex before:
Cosmology, featuring a lovely poem by Carl Adamshick

Cosmology, featuring a lovely poem by Carl Adamshick


The Pop-Up Hand Shadow Book, with poems by Nora Robertson

The Pop-Up Hand Shadow Book, with poems by Nora Robertson


And I’m putting the finishing touches on a new book and broadside (no professional photos yet).
The Big Bang broadside

Detail of The Big Bang broadside


Global WarNing, inflatable paper ball with embroidered message in a laser cut box

Global WarNing, inflatable paper ball with embroidered message in a laser cut box


In addition, I’ll have a few papers, some paper rings, paper bags and of course my how-to books and films.
Stenciled bird paperIMG_3941 IMG_3909
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DVD cover
I hope to see some of you there, and I’ll send a short report from the fair next week!
 

2 Comments

  1. Claudia says:

    You are so talented and creative! I love looking at your work. Best of luck at the event.

  2. daria says:

    Helen, Cannot wait to meet up in California! CODEX is just a few days away!

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