two new beautiful books from princeton architectural press:


woodcut, by bryan nash gill

the delicate beauty of these prints really caught my attention. the author creates large-scale relief prints from the cross sections of trees. he rescues the wood (including ash, maple, oak, spruce, and willow) from the land around his studio.


america’s other audubon, by joy m. kisser

i love the unbleached newsprint paper used for the illustrated pages in this large book. kisser chronicles the engaging story of genevieve jones, an amateur naturalist/artist, who made these intricate drawings of the nests and eggs of birds in the late 1800s. the book looks so nice sitting on my coffee table.


 ps: i’m very excited to see jen causey’s brooklyn makers book, out soon from papress.



today i’m thinking about angela spencer, who passed away this morning. i met angie through a group of designers/artists with small businesses, organized by cal patch. she was a regular seller at the flea, and i was so sad to hear that she was ill. you can take a look at her beautiful handmade work here. it was wonderful to know you, angie!