Friday, January 30, 2009

and that makes you how old???

happy birthday to our ringleader, steve miller!

alabama kozo huntin'

on thursday the papermaking class went searching for alabama kozo in tuscaloosa. we cut it down with our own little paws, collected it, steamed it, and cleaned it. we even managed to sneak in a few cupcakes. here are a few pictures from our adventures:

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Thesis printing

Friedrich working on his Creative Project Thesis.


These are the chief perpetrators of the blog, in the type lab, after the deed, with bud Friedrich.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

The Fifth Floor: A Hip Destination

On Monday, February 2nd, I (Emily) will be bringing my New College Book Arts class to the fifth floor to check out the scene. On the schedule so far: perusing the fifth floor gallery (currently featuring the complex, colorful, conceptual concoctions of Sarah Bryant), and tours of the bindery and type shop. If any of you talented peeps are available to show some of your work to a group of eager UA undergrads, I (and they) would appreciate it a lot! And if anyone's printing at that time, maybe you won't mind if we stand around and gawk at you for a little while...

The tour will begin at 11, and will last as long as it takes.

P.S. This blog is a great idea. Thanks to the Printing II kids for setting it up!


Thanks for setting this up, Ally. I hope folks want to share their daily experience in the book arts studios and about town. This morning if we were at Cafe Francesca in Havana we could have great coffees (like we did in December).

New Blog!

The MFA Program in Book Arts at the University of Alabama is home to book artists of many unique backgrounds, areas of expertise, and a wide array of talent. The current Printing II students decided to create a space online where the Book Arts students could post updates on the daily joys (and struggles) of the time spent on the fifth floor of Gorgas Library. This is a place to document projects, adventures, tears wept over the SP-20, and every well-executed rainbow roll. Feel free to post pictures, announcements, events, and type shop daily happenings-- and we definitely don't mind recipes.

Happy Posting from the Printing II Crew:
Kerri Harding
Lauren Faulkenberry
Ally Nevarez
Professor Steve Miller