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Linocut menu cover by Patricia Curtan.

From Menus for Chez Panisse: The Art and Letterpress of Patricia Curtan 

Sampler by Kiki Smith. Poems by Emily Dickinson. Letterpress, thread-embroidered cover, leather binding. Hand-stamped in gold. 7.25 x 11.25 in. Edition of 400; Arion Press, San Francisco, California. 2007

From PAPress’s The Book as Art by Krystyna Wasserman, Johanna Drucker, and Audrey Niffenegger. Available in paperback here.

Congratulations to two of our favorite makers—Erin Considine (featured in Brooklyn Makers) and Owyn Ruck (founder of NYC’s Textile Arts Center and author of our forthcoming Pattern Box postcard set)—who have just released a beautiful collection of lightweight scarves. Made from deadstock linen, each piece is hand dyed by Erin and hand woven by Owyn right here in NYC. 

Trunk Road 1 by Adam Hayes. Scratched photograph. We could sure use some of this sun today in NYC.
From Hand Job: A Catalog of Type by Mike Perry. Published by PAPress.

Trunk Road 1 by Adam HayesScratched photograph. We could sure use some of this sun today in NYC.

From Hand Job: A Catalog of Type by Mike Perry. Published by PAPress.

A peek at our forthcoming Pattern Box: 100 Postcards by 10 Contemporary Pattern Designers, created with the Textile Arts Center in New York. Available later this summer.

A peek at our forthcoming Pattern Box: 100 Postcards by 10 Contemporary Pattern Designers, created with the Textile Arts Center in New York. Available later this summer.

Photographed May 3, 2007 by Maria Alexandra Vettese (top) and Stephanie Congdon Barnes (botom).

From A Year of Mornings: 3191 Miles Apart, published in 2008 by PAPress.

See more of Maria and Stephanie’s ongoing collaborations here.

Linocut menu cover by Patricia Curtan.
From Menus for Chez Panisse: The Art and Letterpress of Patricia Curtan available from PAPress here.

Linocut menu cover by Patricia Curtan.

From Menus for Chez Panisse: The Art and Letterpress of Patricia Curtan available from PAPress here.

Spring by Audrey Niffenegger. Lithographs on handmade cotton and abaca paper, carbon and antique silver pigment, colored pencils, acrylic paint. 6 x 4.5 in. Edition of 100; Magravane’s Press, Evanston, Illinois. 1993.

From PAPress’s The Book as Art by Krystyna Wasserman, Johanna Drucker, and Audrey Niffenegger. Available in paperback here.

A recent arrival at 37 E 7th St — advance copies of Souvenir Nation: Relics, Keepsakes, and Curios from the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History. This hardcover book features fifty of the museum’s most eccentric objects, including a chunk broken off Plymouth Rock (pictured, top), a lock of Andrew Jackson’s hair (bottom), a dish towel used as a the flag of truce to end the Civil War, the microphones used by FDR for his Fireside Chats, and the chairs that seated Nixon and Kennedy in their 1960 television debate. 

Written by William L. Bird, Jr, a historian and curator at the National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution. Bird is also the author of Holidays on Display and Paint By Number, both from PAPress.

Pets of Brooklyn Makers: Eliza, Reverie
From Brooklyn Makers by Jennifer Causey

Pets of Brooklyn Makers: Eliza, Reverie

From Brooklyn Makers by Jennifer Causey

Pets of Brooklyn Makers: Gustav, Lena Corwin
From Brooklyn Makers by Jennifer Causey

Pets of Brooklyn Makers: Gustav, Lena Corwin

From Brooklyn Makers by Jennifer Causey

Pets of Brooklyn MakersSayid, Lady Grey

From Brooklyn Makers by Jennifer Causey

Pets of Brooklyn Makers: Norman Bates, Joya Studio
From Brooklyn Makers by Jennifer Causey

Pets of Brooklyn MakersNorman Bates, Joya Studio

From Brooklyn Makers by Jennifer Causey

Brooklyn Makers | NYC Launch

Join us in Brooklyn tonight and tomorrow for two great events celebrating the launch of Brooklyn Makers by Jennifer Causey!

Tonight (11.13) at the Brooklyn Makers Book Launch at West Elm in DUMBO, guests will be able to pick up a signed copy of the book, meet some of the featured makers, and get an exclusive opportunity to shop their crafts in person. On hand will be: Shabd, Odette New York, MCMC Fragrances, Clam Lab, Bellocq Tea Atelier, Saipua, and The Jewels of New York

Tomorrow (11.14) at Word Bookstore in Greenpoint, Jen Causey talks about what inspired her to write Brooklyn Makers and how the book came together. Meet Jen, purchase an autographed book, and enjoy treats from Ovenly.

West Elm Brooklyn: Book Launch  
Tuesday, November 13, 6-8pm
75 Front Street, Brooklyn, NY

Word Bookstore: Book Signing 
Wednesday, November 14, 7pm
126 Franklin Street, Brooklyn, NY

Presidential Information Wheels

1-3. Story of Our Presidents, 1932 - This presidential portrait chart provides basic facts (including education, most notable achievement, and effect of work) for 30 American Presidents. The “underbelly” of the wheel reveals statistics carefully composed to correspond to the die-cuts on the top level. 

4-5. "Complete a Portrait" Presidential Quiz Wheel, 1964 - This wheel uses a mix-and-match portrait system to represent key biographical data for Presidents Washington through Johnson. An odd gap on the inner disk is caused by the fact that Grover Cleveland was both the 22nd and 24th president.

From Reinventing the Wheel by Jessica Helfand