1. Nikolai Westgate rough edit


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    I interviewed Nickolai Westgate, a student at Central Michigan University who has an interesting hobby: Paper and book making. Westgate is an art major who spends most of his time working or creating eye popping books in Wightman Hall on CMU's campus.

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    • The Good School + The Darien Library: Books Alive!


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        The video WE CAN’T DO PERFECT follows the print production of the book BANGALORE A–Z over a period of four weeks. It reveals the complexity of book making and celebrates the beauty of the crafted object. The video was filmed on location at Grafiprint, Bangalore, India. The sound for the video is composed by Martin Lutz. The Bangalore A-Z is a limited edition notebook conceived and designed by Anja Lutz. It combines personal takes, ideas and advice about the city, contributed by a variety of locals and visiting artists. From ‘Autorickshaw’ to ‘Zebra Crossing’, the entries are dispersed throughout the publication alongside some visual references. The inspiration for this publication is the Indian Ledger Book, the omnipresent account book where everything seems to be noted down: visitors, transactions, receipts etc. A huge bureaucratic effort that is a legacy of the British colonial past. In close collaboration with Chandra Mouli from Grafiprint, Anja Lutz developed the form of this publication, referencing the Ledger Books in terms of paper quality, two colour printing, binding technique, edge colouring and embossing. Taking the possibilities and techniques of this traditional printing house into consideration, the Bangalore A-Z is printed on a 1974 Heidelberg one-colour off-set press, it is machine stitched and hand-bound with a half-calico hardcover. The foil embossing on the cover was executed with a 1952 letterpress by Maya Machinery of Calcutta. The edge colouring is done by hand with pigments that are traditionally used in religious ceremonies. Filming and editing: Anja Lutz Sound: Martin Lutz Recorded on location at Grafiprint, Bangalore, India With many thanks to Mr. Mouli from Grafiprint and the wonderful craftsmen and women who worked on the book production. This project is made possible thanks to the support of bangaloREsidency, Goethe-Institut/Max Mueller Bhavan and Jaaga © 2015

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        • Poetic License


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          The Skirvin Hilton in partnership with the Paseo Arts Association has chosen Oklahoma City native Kerri Shadid as its featured Artist in Residence. As the Skirvin Hilton's Artist in Residence, Ms. Shadid's live studio space is open to hotel guests and visitors. The Artist-in-Residence program encourages the public to interact with the artist and witness the evolution of each piece first-hand, while supporting the artist's work and talent. Shadid is a full-time poet and visual artist who writes spontaneous, whimsical poems for her visitors. She also practices process-oriented art forms such as marbling, bookmaking, and book binding. The aesthetics of word and voice are key in Shadid’s work, using language and poetry to make our existence artistic. Her written works contain elements of magical realism, the surreal, and wabi-sabi, a Japanese tradition celebrating the transient and flawed. We are thrilled that she has decided to practice her art & craft in the Skirvin Hilton’s studio space.

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          • Made to be Handled - Trailer


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            “Made to be Handled” is a trailer for a longer video about women and book arts. Throughout the video, viewers learn about the artist’s current projects, creative process, and the stories that inspire their books.

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            • Mana Spotlight: bookdummypress


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              Founded by Victor Sira and Shiori Kawasaki in 2011, bookdummypress (BDP) is a place for the research, creation, documentation, and distribution of artistically and educational-minded projects. Setting collaboration as its guiding principle, the studio brings together the aesthetic and communicative power of books, art, photography, and video. Specializing in photo books, artist publications, periodicals, rare and out-of-print items, and other titles by noted publishers, BDP also directs workshops that teach the history of the book, construction, editing and design. BDP has also collaborated with cultural institutions such as The International Center of Photography (ICP), Printed Matter, and The New York Art Book Fair.

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              • There Concealed by Daniel Embree


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                Artist's Book, collagraph and monotype with metal leaf on Rives BFK paper. Printed at Full Tilt Studio, Inc. Boston, MA. © Daniel Embree 2014

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                • Japanese Binding Workshop


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                  Create this notebook in an afternoon workshop presented by the National Library Bindery Company and Homespun on Saturday, September 27. Find out more at NLBCO.com or Homespunindy.com

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                  • PhotoBookMuseum I Bookmaking Masterclass


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                    The Bookmaking Masterclass by Thekla Ehling, Frederic Lezmi, Markus Schaden and Wolfgang Zurborn is a classic photographic workshop by now. This time it took place in the already famous PhotoBookMuseum at Carlswerk Cologne. The Workshop was sponsored by KONICA MINOLTA.

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                    • Art In The Age Of Digital Consumption (Book Documentation)


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                      In reference to the essay titled The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction by Walter Benjamin, I created something that would question and open discussion onto a more present time period of art making within the digital age. This book documents over 100 different repeated hyperlinks to my personalized Google search results of “The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction”. I did this to refer to something known as a “filter bubble” which is a website algorithm that selectively guesses what information a user would like to see based on information about that user or previous searches. Throughout this book, it was my intention to distribute ironic dispositions to contrast early reproduced and printed artworks to a present time of digital reproduction through the non-physical world of the Internet. Video Documentation: Zac Travis Music: Huerco S. - Skug Commune

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                      Tags are keywords that describe videos. For example, a video of your Hawaiian vacation might be tagged with "Hawaii," "beach," "surfing," and "sunburn."