The Fine Print

“Before printing was discovered, a century was equal to a thousand years.” 

— HENRY DAVID THOREAU

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In with the old and out with the new. What a difference a century makes for the art of printing!

Rooftop Art Coordinator Cheryl Ball has an appreciation for the art of the book. From papermaking to bookbinding, the art of making a fine book by hand is a slow process that requires much patience. A time warp tour with Cheryl opened our eyes to the past and future of printing.

The evening began with a visit to a small custom letterpress, bookbinding and papermaking studio, filled with antique printing presses and beautiful handmade treasures by papermaker, letterpress printer and book artist Rhiannon Alpers of Gazelle & Goat.

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Then, off to marvel at 3D printing and automated machines at the San Francisco Museum of Arts and Crafts.

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“Data Clay: Digital Strategies For Parsing The Earth” showcased experiments in ceramics, coupled with digital technology, while Chris Eckert’s “Mechanical Parables” hummed, whirred and delighted.

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