B3307. True Nature / Bash True Nature: An Illustrated Journal of Four Seasons in Solitude by Barbara Bash. 2004. 144pp. 7.75"x10". Hardcover
Calligrapher Barbara Bash has created this lovely nature journal, which combines a handwritten text with delightful watercolors. She caringly records and reflects on her encounters with animals and plants during solitary walks around the countryside of upstate New York. She captures wondrous moments in the natural environment: a dragonfly's brief pause, a surprised deer in tall grass, woodchucks watching her from a distance, a raindrop making its way down a windowpane. This hardbound book is a delight. The dust jacket is of uncoated, cream laid-finish paper, backed with plastic so it does not tear. Hidden underneath, a green cloth covers the boards with a small watercolor tipped in a recess on the front cover. The exquisite illustrations are printed in full-color on a soothing cream paper. It makes a wonderful gift.
B3555. Illustrated Life, An / Gregory An Illustrated Life: Drawing Inspiration from the Private Sketchbooks of Artists, Illustrators and Designers by Danny Gregory. 2008. 272pp. 10"x8". Paper
Offers a look into the imaginations of top illustrators, designers and artists from around the world through the pages of their personal visual journals. These are sketches, often with text; some are rough, some polished. The pages shown are sometimes startling, sometimes endearing, but always inspiring. The book discusses how and why keeping a consistent, visual journal leads to a more fulfilling creative life.
B4033. World of Artist Journal Pages / DeVries Sokol B4033. A World of Artist Journal Pages by Dawn DeVries Sokol. 2015. 320pp. 9"x10". Paper
Features more than 1,000 captivating pages from artists across the globe. Lists of techniques and materials used for each page, plus behind-the-scenes interviews, give readers a glimpse inside the minds of new and established artists, making this a stimulating compilation sure to inspire beginners and seasoned art journalists alike. Dawn DeVries Sokol is the author of 1,000 Artist Journal Pages, which features pages from American artists.
B4057. In Progress: See Inside a Lettering Artist’s Sketchbook / Hische In Progress: See Inside a Lettering Artist’s Sketchbook and Process, from Pencil to Vector by Jessica Hische. 2015. 176pp. 8"x10". Hardcover.
This show-all romp through design-world darling Jessica Hische’s sketchbook reveals the creative and technical process behind making award-winning hand lettering. See everything, from Hische’s rough sketches to her polished finals for major clients such as Wes Anderson, NPR, and Starbucks. The result is a well of inspiration and brass tacks information for designers who want to sketch distinctive letterforms and hone their skills. With more than 250 images and metallic silver ink printed throughout to represent her penciled sketches, this highly visual book is an essential - and entirely enjoyable - resource for those who practice or simply appreciate the art of hand lettering. Jessica Hische is a letterer and illustrator based in San Francisco. Forbes has twice recognized her in its annual 30 Under 30 list in the art and design category.
B3798. 75 Artist Books: The Kaldewey Press / von Lucius 75 Artist Books: The Kaldewey Press, New York, A Catalogue Raisonné by Clemens von Lucius. 2011. 364pp. 6.7"x9.5". Flexcover. Note: these sale copies are shelfworn.
The Kaldewey Press, established in 1985, has produced 75 artists’ books. It is one of the leading presses for contemporary artist books, and its exquisite volumes have been exhibited worldwide, including at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. The proprietor, Gunnar A Kaldewey, has collaborated with artists such as Mischa Kuball, Jonathan Lasker, Heribert C. Ottersbach, Richard Tuttle, and Not Vital. These limited edition books have featured writers from many countries and periods, from Lao Tsu and Ovid to Samuel Beckett and Paul Celan. This profusely illustrated catalogue raisonné presents in detail all seventy-five books published to date, with individual descriptions, an introductory essay, and an interview with Gunnar A. Kaldewey. The press is located in Poestenkill, NY. Approx. 500 illustrations.
B4178. Complete Guide to Bible Journaling / Fink, Joanne B4178. Complete Guide to Bible Journaling by Joanne Fink & Regina Yoder. 2016. 176pp. 8.5"x11". Paper.
Discover a powerful new way to engage with Scripture through art in this inspirational guide to Bible Journaling. World renowned artist Joanne Fink and her talented co-author Regina Yoder explain the basics of this beautiful art form that connects faith with creativity. Learn about the wonderfully fulfilling benefits of Bible Journaling, and get helpful advice on choosing scripture and the types of Bibles and journals to use, plus how-to-do a variety of techniques which will allow you to express your faith in a creative manner. The how-to-section covers lettering, drawing, coloring, painting, embellishing with stamps, stickers and stencils, and so much more! Some of the worlds' leading Bible Journaling artists provide colorful examples and inspiration, including Shanna Noel, Rebekah R Jones, Valerie Wieners-Massie, Karla Dornacher, and many more.
This inspiration-packed guide, with beautiful watercolor illustrations throughout, offers a wealth of creative ideas for creating attractive journals from scratch, as well as for embellishing store-bought ones. The 21 creative projects range from a seasonal journal that features stunning handmade papers decorated with natural items (such as twigs and leaves) to a lovely book, made from travel postcards, that opens like a fan. Other exquisite suggestions include an accordion-style booklet for memorable quotes, a romantic journal, and a sweet little spiral-bound book for collecting favorite recipes.
B3005. 500 Handmade Books B3005. 500 Handmade Books: Inspiring Interpretations of a Timeless Form. 2008. 420pp. Paper.
A juried gallery of 500 books shown in full color. In the summer of 2006, Lark Books sent out a call for slides/images of handmade books. This is the published selection from what must have been an overwhelming response!
B3407. Artist's Journal Workshop / Johnson B3407. Artist's Journal Workshop, Creating Your Life in Words and Pictures by Cathy Johnson. 2011. 144pp. 8.25"x10-7/8". Paper
An artist's journal is a powerful creative tool, offering you a safe place to experiment, explore, consider, and improve. With this book you get the guidance, structure, and inspiration you need to create a meaningful art-journaling practice – one that serves your unique creative needs and give you the freedom to practice, play, and develop as an artist. Provides more than 25 hands-on exercises, prompts for visually commemorating life events and milestones, help working through creative doubts and blocks, and instruction on methods and materials. Gain inspiration from the 27 international artists who share pages and advice from their own art journals.