Our latest personalization cover option is called “Chalkboard” – for obvious reasons. It’s a modern design evoking both a traditional Americana design and a modern typographic look and feel. We originally thought of this design as a cover option for our Albums after seeing chalkboard designs on letterpress and printed cards at the New York International Gift Fair (which has been re-branded as New York Now, or NYNOW…)

Chalkboard is available now as a Paper Page Album (three sizes!) or a Guestbook (lined or unlined!).

Purchase Chalkboard personalized albums here:

www.ragandbonebindery.com/chalkboard.aspx

 

Ekaterina Panikanova is a Russian born artist working in Rome. These works are from her first one-woman show “Un, Due, Tre, Fuoco” at Z20 Galleria, 2013. Her work reminds us of the spine paintings by Mike Stilkey.

See more at www.ekaterinapanikanova.com

 

 

Rebound: Dissections and Excavations in Book Art. On view through July 6, 2013 at the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art in Charleston, South Carolina.

More information at http://halsey.cofc.edu/exhibitions/rebound/

 

Lorenzo Manuel Durán Silva is a self-taught artist from Guadalajara, Spain. His intricate cut leaves show patience and skill with a scalpel.

See more at www.naturayarte.es

 

Origami artist Sipho Mabona folded a swarms of dollar bill locusts for the Japanese American National Museum in Los Angeles. We’re expecting Cicadia swarms in New England this year. Not made out of money. Sipho has exhibited his work in galleries and museums around the globe and currently resides in Luzern, Switzerland.

See more at www.mabonaorigami.com

 

Self taught artist Nathalie Boutté claims she is neither a photographer nor a sculptor nor a painter, but her collages encompass all of these elements. Nathalie patiently cuts long narrow strips of paper which she patiently assembles to create what she refers to as a ‘feather’ effect. The colors serve as pixel elements which as a whole create maps and images.

See more at www.nathalieboutte.com

 

 

Rosemary Burden is a Canadian artist living and working in Vancouver BC. In 2011 she received her BFA from Emily Carr University of Art + Design. This installation is titled “Butterfly Project” and appears at the group show Ruminations of Order at Cityscape Gallery in North Vancouver. Artist Rachael Ashe (see here) took these photos at the exhibit.

{photography courtesy Rachael Ashe}

Via http://rachaelashe.com/2013/03/18/butterfly-project-an-installation-by-rosemary-burden/

More at: www.rosemaryburden.com

 

UK artist Rebecca Coles works with paper and scissors. Each butterfly or flower is hand cut. Amazing work.

See more at: http://www.rebeccajcoles.co.uk/

 

It’s that time of year again. The Seattle Edible Book Fest is completely overrun with terrible, bookish puns. For example, “A Game Of Scones” (scones on a chessboard), “A Sweet Car Named Desire” (car shaped cake), “Lord Of The Fries” (portrait of Jesus made out of French Fries), “The Girl with the Dragon Fondue”. You get the idea. Open to anyone.

When: Sunday, April 7, 4-6:30pm
Where: Portage Bay Cafe at South Lake Union
Register:  here

See more at http://www.flickr.com/photos/frybooks/sets/72157626432114076/

 

Vancouver, British Columbia artist Rachael Ashe’s new three dimensional paper works take paper cutting to a whole new (wait for it) dimension. She calls this work “Structural Explorations”. The red ART work is part of a project for Elsa Mora’s new Art Is The Way website.

See more at www.rachaelashe.com