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What is Fine Press Publishing?

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What is Fine Press Publishing?

Fair question! I believe that fine press publishing is in the printing and binding process, and in the details. My books use a variety of printing and printmaking processes to come into the world. They're sewn together with few exceptions, and they are made with quality materials. But the books shine with their details: the illustrations, secrets, construction quirks. The details and materiality are what make these books art. I've made a handy little mind map because that's how my brain works, and some of the terms are expanded upon below. On more note: a lot of these parameters are less about making the book special,...

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How to Draw for Linocut Printmaking

Nerd Time with Brianna

How to Draw for Linocut Printmaking

It took me years of dedicated practise to realize that there are techniques available to me in linocut that are unique and wonderful and better than drawing in certain respects. I’m here to share my most effective strategies with you so that you can have a similar experience and learn to love this medium like I do.

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Penrose Design Details

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Penrose Design Details

Hey reader… you don’t have to read this.
No seriously. I won’t spoil any of the stories’ endings but if you have any desire to discover these easter eggs for yourself, don’t let me ruin it for you! 

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Pretty Perfect Paperback Binding

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Pretty Perfect Paperback Binding

A start to finish tutorial on building a soft-cover book (with content!) that holds together forever and looks good doing it.

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Linocut Printmaking 101

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Linocut Printmaking 101

What kind of books are these? It seems to me that the conversation around artist books, zines, and fine press publishing has been growing in the last few years. 

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