"Ampersand" is the quarterly journal of the Pacific Center for the Book
Arts (PCBA). It has articles about all aspects of the book arts, from
historical commentary to profiles of working artists to practical how-to
tutorials. The informative articles are generously illustrated with
photographs. Back issues are available for $15 to US addresses (includes
shipping, CA residents add tax) and $18 overseas. Information about back
issues and ordering is available at http://www.greenchairpress.com/amp.cgi
The Winter 2008 issue is now available. In this issue:
Interviews / On Craft
Inge Bruggeman, Michelle Burgess, Bill Kelly, Emily McVarish, Harry Reese
and BarbaraTetenbaum comment on the role of craft in their work.
Influences / Interplay of Type and Image
Elsi Vassdal Ellis answers the question "Is there an (artist's) book that
has particularly affected your own work?"
Appreciation / On Helvetica
Andrew Hoyem on the 50th anniversary of the typeface Helvetica.
Broadside / Ruth McGurk
A broadside for this seemingly endless election year: "A Chicken in Every Pot."
On Collecting / The Thrill of the Swap
Anne Rita Taylor talks about the book swaps she's participated in.
Techniques / Tiny Relief Printing
Sarah Whorf's nifty method for printing on a modified credit card imprinter.
Review / Personal Book Printing
Kevin Kelly looks at services that provide printed-on-demand books.
History of the Book / The Book as Spinate
Hedi Kyle contemplates the book spine in this reprint from the Autumn 1991
Influences / Wordlist Poetry
Jocelyn Bergen answers the question "Is there an (artist's) book that has
particularly affected your own work?"
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