Jan 252015
 
Hart-Seeger-Myers broadside by Jeff Abshear

Hart-Seeger-Myers broadside by Jeff Abshear

Kalamazoo Book Arts Center creates limited edition books and other book arts items. Visit the KBAC Store in the Park Trades Center to see these and more items in person.

KBAC accepts some commissions for special projects including broadsides, journals, and other handmade items. Please contact the director of KBAC, Jeff Abshear, jeff(@)kalbookarts.org.

Feb 072017
 

meanwhilecoverwbMountain Music features poems by John Ridland and is illustrated by engravings by Jeff Abshear. It was printed at the Kalamazoo Book Arts Center by Jeff Abshear from hand-set Bembo type using a Vandercook Universal III proof press on Rives Heavyweight paper. The cover pages were made by hand from cotton and abaca fiber paper produced at the KBAC Seventy five copies of this book were printed.

Price: $270.00

Book cost includes shipping and tax. Please call 269-373-4938 if you are a tax free institution.meanwhilecloseupwb

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Feb 072017
 

MountainmusiccoverwbMountain Music features poems by John Ridland and is illustrated by engravings by Jeff Abshear. It was printed at the Kalamazoo Book Arts Center by Jeff Abshear from hand-set Bembo type using a Vandercook Universal III proof press on Rives Heavyweight paper. The cover pages were made by hand from cotton and abaca fibers at the KBAC.  The dark blue endpapers were created with the assistance of Tom Balbo at the Morgan Paper Conservatory. Seventy five copies of this book were printed.

Price: $270.00

Book cost includes shipping and tax. Please call 269-373-4938 if you are a tax free institution.MountainMusic2wb

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Oct 252016
 

Steinmetz Suite

Steinmetz Suite by Susan Blackwell Ramsey

Steinmetz Suite was published by Kalamazoo Book Arts Center in 2016. The book is a suite of poems about the mathematician and electrical engineer Charles Proteus Steinmetz. His portrait and the yellow alternating current design on the cover of the book are linocuts printed on our Vandercook Universal III.  the book design and images are by Katie Platte

Susan Blackwell Ramsey’s book A Mind Like This won the Prairie Schooner Poetry Book Prize and her work has appeared in publications from Poetry Motel to Best American Poetry.

 

 

Shipping is included in the cost below.  If ordering more than one copy please call 269-373-4938 for reduced shipping cost.

Price: $20.00

 

Steinmetz Suite

 

 

 

 

Oct 252016
 

Chain of LakesChain of Lakes by Elizabeth Kerlikowske

Chain of Lakes was published by Kalamazoo Book Arts Center in June 2016. The covers are handmade, using a combination of beach grass collected from the shores of Lake Michigan and baled cotton. It was printed on a Vandercook Universal III using hand set Helvetica type. The images are reproductions of film photography taken in Michigan and processed in a home lab by Crystal Shaulis, who also designed the book and developed the chain-stitched binding.

Elizabeth Kerlikowske grew up in Michigan and her writing reflects that. She is president of Friends of Poetry. She and visual artist Mary Hatch have just completed a book of paired paintings and poems.

 

 

Shipping is included in the cost below.  If ordering more than one copy please call 269-373-4938 for reduced shipping cost.

Price: $25.00

Chain of Lakes

 

 

 

 

 

Apr 082015
 
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The cover of The Savory Wheel

The Savory Wheel by Conrad Hilberry

The Savory Wheel was published by Kalamazoo Book Arts Center in March 2015. This book of poetry is set in Ehrhardt type printed on Mohawk and Stonehenge papers. The center page features an abstract paste-painted image. One Hundred copies of the book were produced.

Price: $60.00

 

 

 

 

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Each book in the edition contains a hand-painted image.

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The text was printed on our Vandercook Universal Press

 

 

Jan 252015
 
Linocut from Songs of an Abandoned Place by Jeff Abshear

Linocut from Songs of an Abandoned Place by Jeff Abshear

Songs of an Abandoned Place
Translation and linocuts by Jeff Abshear

During the summer of 2014, KBAC Director Jeff Abshear worked at the Scuola Internazionale di Grafica in Venice, and Tipoteca Italiana Fondazione in Cornuda, to print the letterpress edition Canti di un luogo abbandonato/Songs of an Abandoned Place, by Azzurra d’Agostino. He translated the poems to English and printed them with four linocut prints, on handmade paper created in the KBAC studio and shipped to Italy.

This project was funded by a KADI Grant from the Arts Council of Greater Kalamazoo, the WMU Frostic School of Art, and the National Endowment for the Arts.

 

Price: $270.00
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Jan 152015
 

God of Longevity is a series of poems by Conrad Hilberry which were inspired by 19th and early 20th century Chinese paintings from the collection of Richard Fabian and which were on display at the  Joy Light Gallery for Asia Art in the Kalamazoo Institute of  Arts.

The Kalamazoo Book Arts Center published this book in 2014. Each poem is hand set in English Garamond type and paired with an archival print of the painting by which it was inspired. The paper was handmade at the KBAC from abaca and cotton pulp with a deckle at the top of each page. This book is an accordion book which when closed measures 9 x 6 inches but opens to be over 8 feet long. There are 75 copies of the book. Please feel free to come to the KBAC store to see the book in person.

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God of Longevity, by Conrad Hilberry

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God of Longevity

 

Price: $270.00

This price includes tax and shipping. Please call 269-373-4938 if you are a tax free institution.

 

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