The Sunday Paper #255
April 14, 2019
Congratulations to the two winners of the April Giveaway. Janet Lee and Jen Reardon will each receive a copy of Shawn Sheehy’s new pop-up book, Beyond the Sixth Extinction! Look for another giveaway next month!
Welcome to the world of paper twine and paper yarn. These strands have long been forgotten, yet they are slowly being rediscovered as an environmentally benign and sustainable material. As a very light though sturdy, simple and nevertheless elegant material, they offer endless possibilities to the advanced artisan as well as to the intrigued student and curious designer.
PaperPhine is a retail shop in Vienna Austria, and they have retail shops around the globe that carry their products. On a side note, if you’re really into paper yarn, there is an facebook group for paper threads, yarns & textiles (unrelated to PaperPhine).
In the Studio:
I’m shipping two artist’s books to Santa Fe for a group exhibition this summer at the Gerald Peters Gallery. I plan on visiting my books, speaking a bit about them and meeting some of the other artists at the gallery talk on July 20th (if you’re in the Santa Fe area, I hope to see you there). Here’s an alphabet book I created back in 2010. Alpha, Beta, … is a limited edition of 25 and is a book in the form of a unique lantern structure, with a flexible hinge that allows it to be displayed in a variety of ways. Each panel of the shadow lantern features an alphabet letter cutout that casts a shadow onto a second layer of handmade paper. The letters are in the Arts and Crafts style font designed by Dard Hunter (who is often referred to as the father of hand papermaking in 20th century America).