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Practicing the One-sheet Book

Practice One-sheet Book (layered PDF)

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Workshop Handout: One-sheet Notebook

Workshop Handout: Two-sided One-sheet Notebook with Alternate Covers (layered PDF)

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Workshop Handout: One-sheet Books / Mini Zines

One-sheet Books Handout (layered PDF) One-sheet Handout with Image Templates (layered PDF)

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3D Illustration Instructions

This is the first draft of a tutorial on making 3D drawings. Who knows when a second or third draft will happen (we’re in the middle of moving, so life’s a little chaotic at the moment). Everything that was supposed … Continue reading

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Secret Project Status Report: 2/18/15

After about a million decades of studying art, I have at long last decided making handouts is possibly one of my top ten or twenty most favorite artistic activities ever. Seriously. And now that this bit is done, I have … Continue reading

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Postcards & Workshop Thoughts

Just trying out my new sticker machine and laminator, which I need to start using soon, due to various Big Plans. Next step: mail these postcards to see how they perform on the road. Next step after that: make more … Continue reading

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Handout: Notebook Model

Just a little thing I’m working on instead of drawing or filing and putting new knobs on old doors. But, you know, there’s no real reason why an art teacher’s handouts ought to look like they were done by a … Continue reading

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Workshop: Pocket Notebooks

So this is kind of what I’m working on today, along with all of the hundred other tasks I’m supposed to be working on. Just a ton of different shapes and sizes of simple little notebooks, to show a range … Continue reading

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Bonus Info: Sewing

Working with a punching cradle: use scrap card stock to soften the impact of the awl, line up your folios against the fence at the end of the cradle, punch straight down, make small holes. To sew a simple pamphlet, … Continue reading

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Bonus Info: Pamphlet Prep

This is Part 1 of the next-to-last post in this mini-series about the “Intro to Bookbinding” class we had on July 27th. I’ll do a write-up about tools next and then it’s on to other long-delayed work for a while. … Continue reading

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4th of July & Other Miscellany

The Penland 4th of July party, which we had instead of the usual parade because of unusual amounts of rain, was a blast. A blurry, mind-scrambling, went-by-too-quick blast. That I have only a few pictures of because I had my … Continue reading

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Penland Letterpress: Session 3 Words & Pictures

What I saw on my morning walk to class:non-stop amounts of 100% real natural beauty. As I mentioned down below earlier on this Picture Engine thing, I had the great honor and privilege of teaching a class at Penland a … Continue reading

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Print Shop Signage

Photo by Sean P. Morrissey Photo by Sean P. Morrissey I went slightly nuts drawing signs for my class at Penland, but because of being constantly busy (which I was glad about) I went somewhat less nuts taking pictures of … Continue reading

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Bonus Info: The Tetra-Tetra-Flexagon

The plan for the front side of the sheet. A map of what’s on the back side. I’m not a math guy, so I don’t know if the topology of this thing is something special or if it just has … Continue reading

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Bonus Info: One Sheet Books

Note: The February, 2018 post “Workshop Handout: One-sheet Books / Mini Zines” features an updated printable version of this diagram. It appeals to my sense of the absurd that I spent the day making diagrams of one of the world’s … Continue reading

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