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Knowledge flows freely here. And camaraderie. This is the beauty of Paper Book Intensive, an annual gathering of folks from the book arts community. Not only do we learn from experts leading the wide range of workshops, those same experts are themselves students in other workshops. At PBI, we learn from each other.

I was lucky enough to attend my first PBI in 2002 as an undergrad — an early initiation. And I was thrilled to finally be able to go again. I’ve just recently returned from this year’s PBI, held at Ox-Bow (the original location of PBI) in Saugatuck, Michigan. During the span of eight days, I received a crash course in moku hanga — from carving the blocks to making my own bamboo brushes and printing — and learned how to create imagery in handmade paper and repair books. It’s not called intensive for nothing!

Completely self-funded and created by artists for artists, PBI serves up a unique opportunity for collaboration and community like no other book arts program. PBI 2012 will also be held at Ox-Bow — details to be announced around December so mark your calendars!




Just announced! July 16-18 at 3331 Arts Chiyoda. Billed as the largest annual arts publishing fair in Asia, the Tokyo Art Book Fair greets its third year, welcoming arts publishers, gallery presses, and self-publishing artists from Japan and around the world.

Want to take part? Applications are being accepted for exhibitors. Details here.

Tokyo Art Book Fair 2011 参加受付中です!7月16日から18日まで、3331 Arts Chiyoda にて。詳しくはこちら