gocco printed bookplates.

On Saturday I hopped on the metro and went to the Book Arts Fair in Silver Spring, MD.

My favorite books there were mostly the ones that were silkscreened, etched, letterpressed with fun bindng work and occassional diecuts. And if they combined all of the above and had a little bowl of chocolates on the side, I stood and stared forever.

I was quite surprised to find so many books printed on inkjet printers. My impression was that those types of books were made using traditional hand printing methods like etching, woodcuts, silkscreening, etc. I only found one table with gocco printed stuff: postcards.

So overall the exhibit made me respect my inkjet printer a little more and I hope to put it to some good use soon. The last time I made a book on an inkjet was in college.

These bookplates were inspired by a little handwritten inscription in a children's book I have. When I find the camera I'll post a picture. There are six diffrent designs, and yes, all the bookplates are in my shop.

Thank you all for reading my blog even with my decrease in posting...December is going to be a big month with some fun local shows. I can't believe we're so close to the end of the year!


amisha said...

the book arts fair sounds like so much fun... i remember the semester i lived in nyc i used to love to go to the center for book arts. they had a show of 'edible books' once that was amazing... a book in cupcakes! a book in sushi! very mind-expanding.
lovely bookplates too :)

flossy-p said...

These are so great! I love the kitty one.

Anonymous said...

hahahhah those are too cute! that paws one reminds me of my mom so much! she is always saying that to diego or in general... hehe... too too cute!

rania said...

edible books sounds crazy! wow!