Thursday, November 5, 2009

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Monday, September 21, 2009


another attempt at sharing my love for this most loveliest part of the artist's book: the colophon! i have found that when i collaborate on a book project, the colophon tends to be much more creative. take this one, for instance (a recent collaboration with 2 fellow artists):

this small edition of very pretty books includes reproductions of several drawings, with writings to accompany them.

and there's even a centerfold:

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

one of my newest ventures, born equally from of a general feeling of brokeness and a need for new creative tangents, has been to satisfy my urge for a new wardrobe by recreating the old one that i already have.

what began as a frantic cutting of sleeves five minutes before i needed to leave for work, several days in a row, has ultimately resulted in a few neat projects that i have really enjoyed showing off. and a coworker recently told me, upon seeing this dress, "dude, i would totally buy that for, like, fifty dollars!" well, neat!

Monday, June 1, 2009

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Saturday, February 28, 2009

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Monday, January 26, 2009


Last week I sold a sweet little book (and one that it was hard to part with) to a very appreciative customer on Etsy. She wrote about my books on her blog! I love the photos that she took of the little dos-a-dos planner/journal. Neat!

In other news, I'm making a whole lot of new weekly planners, even though the new year has come and passed. Check them out on Etsy.

Friday, January 16, 2009

oh my goodness

I've been workin' hard on this book for the past two weeks. Truly a labor of love and a mind-expanding experiment, it's a custom order, and in its final form it will hold over three hundred Polaroid photos.

I'm going to take some more photos of the finished product when the sun rises tomorrow morning. Until then, feast your little eyes on these pictures of the work-in-progress.

Saturday, January 3, 2009


One of my favorite parts of making limited edition books is creating the colophon. Often prefaced with "A note on the type", the colophon page sometimes describes the history of the typeface featured, and I've seen a few that even explain a little bit about why the editors or author chose that particular font.

Survey your shelves for books published by Knopf, and take a look at their colophons. This publishing house apparently takes great pleasure in these little details.

An often overlooked gem in print: the colophon!