The Sunday Paper #448
February 19, 2023
The inaugural Tropic Bound Book Fair is taking place right now in Miami. I’m delighted to be represented by a couple of dealers who are there, since I am not. It is awesome to know that there is a growing interest in artist’s books. I’m so lucky to have friends who notice my books and send me photos. Here’s Prism at Lux Mentis Booksellers booth, and I know that you can see it as well as Intensio at 23 Sandy‘s booth. Best of luck to everyone at the show!
I had the pleasure of interviewing Andrew Dewar on Paper Talk. Dewar was born in Toronto in 1961, and has degrees in Journalism, Japanese Studies, and Library Science. He has lived in Japan since 1988. Since completing his Ph.D. studies at Keio University in Tokyo, he has taught at several colleges, and for the past decade has been principal of Tokai Daiichi Kindergarten as well as professor and Library Director at Tokai Gakuin University in Gifu, Japan. Soon after arriving in Japan, he rediscovered his childhood love of paper airplanes, and has been flying, designing, and publishing for more than three decades. He also teaches papercraft at schools, community centers, and museums around the country. He has more than 40 publications in English and Japanese. Enjoy our conversation!
Luther Childs Crowell was instrumental in the development of the square-bottom foldable paper bag. He was a prolific inventor, and one of his “improvements” was a machine to fold paper bags. The townspeople of Wellfleet, MA (where Crowell spent part of his life) recently gathered to fold paper bag lanterns. They were encouraged to talk about their wishes for a more peaceful world at the Lanterns of Hope event.
I’ve featured the work of Calvin Nicholls here on the blog before. He certainly has a way with paper! This piece makes me want to reach out and pet it.
This is a great story about a company in India that is providing sustainable employment to rural women. Itsy Bitsy is a scrapbooking company and the biggest consumer of handmade paper in the country.
Here’s the next short but sweet video in my Papermaking Series: Soaking Felts.
|Featured this week in my Studio shop:
The Art of Papercraft, Papermaking with Garden Plants & Common Weeds, Water Paper Time, a film download, and The Papermaker’s Companion.
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