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EVENT: Miniature Bookbindings

Jim Reid-Cunningham miniature bookbindings with coin for scale

To view this event and more, please visit – http://www.lib.utah.edu/collections/book-arts/

Date/times: Thursday + Friday, May 28-29, 9:00-5:00, May 30, 10:00-5:00
Instructor: Jim Reid-Cunningham
Location: Book Arts Studio, J. Willard Marriott Library, level 4
Workshop fee: GBW members $235, Non-members $250

* Co-sponsored by the Guild of Book Workers Rocky Mountain Chapter.
* Register for this workshop online here<http://bookartsprogram.us7.list-manage.com/track/click?u=062663b0bc686db47402876cd&id=c5c0bd0c36&e=12cb3fb829>!

A true miniature book—less than three inches tall—presents difficult design and structural challenges to the bookbinder. Learn to construct three books of diminishing size with useful structures that fit in the palm of the hand. Leave holding a long stitch binding with decorated boards, a lapped component binding covered in leather and/or paper, and an accordion in a wrapper with a tongue and slot enclosure.  Contrast the utility of case binding, accordion and non-adhesive structures with a concentration on flexibility and small book action, analyze materials and techniques suitable for tiny formats, and enjoy the challenging limitations inherent to scaled-down books that promote precisely executed and finely detailed work.

James Reid-Cunningham is the Deputy Director at the Boston Athenæum and supervises library and museum collections and services. On the staff since 2003, he originally served as the Athenæum’s Chief Conservator before being named Associate Director for Digital Programs and Preservation in 2011. Previously he was Conservator of the Graduate School of Design at Harvard University. He holds a BA from Johns Hopkins University, an MA in Art History from Tufts University, and a Certificate in Bookbinding from the North Bennet Street School in Boston. An internationally known bookbinder, he is a past President of the Guild of Book Workers. A noted teacher in book and paper conservation, he served as Adjunct Lecturer at Buffalo State College from 2009-2013. He teaches professional training courses at institutions nationwide.

To register for these workshops, call 801.585.9191 or email bookartsprogram@utah.edu

EVENT: Registration is open for the 2013 Student Portfolio Review!


Friday, April 12, 2013
11:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Salt Palace Convention Center: Room 255
100 South West Temple
Salt Lake City, Utah


Pre-Register Online Admission Rates
AIGA Member Admission :: $20
Non-Member Admission :: $40
CLOSES APRIL 11th @ 6:00 PM

Observer AIGA Member Admission :: $10 BUY TICKET
Observer Non-Member Admission :: $20 BUY TICKET

At-the-door Admission Rates
*if event doesn’t sell out*
AIGA Member Admission :: $30
Non-Member Admission :: $50

Observer AIGA Member Admission :: $20
Observer Non-Member Admission :: $30

EVENT: Have you registered yet?



The registration below is for the Pre-Review only. Space is limited. You are only allowed to sign up for yourself.

Senior Priority Registration :: Deadline Feb 28
Open Enrollment (All Students) :: Feb 28 – March 14th



Perfect Portfolio Photography Wrap Up

January 16th Lunar / Solar Creative hosted a workshop for photographing pieces for your portfolio. Here is a quick and dirty outline of what we went over.

1.  Have plenty of space to work, and be able to control any outside light coming in through windows.

2. You will need a table, a seamless background, some clamp-able work lights with daylight balanced bulbs, a tripod, and a bed sheet.

3. Use a camera with manual mode. (Learn how to use manual mode) shoot in RAW.

4. Set your backdrop up higher than you think you need to, you don’t want to be fighting with it later when you are framing your shots.

5. When you’re shooting set your ISO low (To avoid noise) and set your aperture between F/5.6 and F/8. Adjust your shutter speed with the light meter, and use your cameras self timer feature so you won’t be moving your camera when you take the photo.

6. Look at your photos closely, see where your highlights and  reflections are and make any adjustments with your lights. You can use a white sheet of paper to bounce light onto your objects as well.

7. Take your images into Photoshop or Lightroom to make any adjustments, or clean up any blemishes. (Save editing time by cleaning up your objects beforehand with a cloth or compressed air)


NEWS: We Want Your Time!


Dear members, for the sake of organization and with the intent of avoiding confusion, the following post will be organized in a chronological way. Deal with it! (Or show up to the meeting so you wouldn’t have to read all of this later!)

But let us begin:

Perfect Portfolio Photography on a Brown Bag Budget

As many of you know, a few weeks ago – on the 8th of February, to be more specific – some of us attended the AIGA event “Perfect Portfolio Photography on a Brown Bag Budget”. Trevor Woods and Ben Kuhns from Lunar/Solar Creative showed us how to properly and inexpensively photograph portfolio pieces to get polished, professional results. What is more, they were kind enough to send us a .PDF full of tips after the event! And so, to spread the kindness, we share it with you: Photo Guide

Also, here are some useful portfolio presentation links we got from Mike Harris:


Volunteers Needed for SLCC’s Art Showcase

On another note, the VAD department needs student volunteers to help out for the duration of the 2012 Art Showcase. The show runs from April 9th until April 19th and volunteers are needed for 3 hour time intervals between 12 – 3pm and 3pm – 6pm. Your duties as a volunteer will be simple: all you’ll have to do is accept artwork submissions, help students with the paperwork and keep an eye on the show in general. For your convenience, we have created a spreadsheet where you can sign up for the specific time slot you prefer.  Go check it out, sign up and help us make the Art Show awesome! Oh, and you will receive an awesome INK T-shirt which you could wear while helping out.

Andrew Wilson will be at the next INK meeting if you need more information concerning volunteering for the Art Show.

Upcoming Events

2012 – The Apocalypse – The Last Year for Love

The Mandate Press would like to invite you to come and enjoy their new shop location by way of excellent art, good drinks, good food, good music, and with the help of you – good company.
The Mandate Press has been printing letterpress since 2004 and now with fancy new digs, it’s time to party.

The Mandate Press
1077 South Main St.
Salt Lake City, UT 84111

Saturday, March 3, 2012
7:00 PM – 10:00 PM

AIGA Portfolio Pre-Review and Studio Tours

The registration will be for the Pre-Review / Studio Tours only. Space is limited so sign up fast!

Senior Priority Registration :: Deadline March 1
Open Enrollment (All Students) :: March 2-8

Salt Lake City Library
Conf. Room 4
210 East 400 South
Salt Lake City, UT 84111

Friday, March 9, 2012
9:00-1:45 :: Salt Lake Studio Tours
1:45-2:45 :: Break for lunch on your own
2:45-5:00 :: Pre-Portfolio Review

AIGA Member Admission: $5
Non-Member Admission: $15
Pre-registration Only

Design Week San Francisco

At the last meeting, we proposed a trip to San Francisco during June 11th – 17th in order to attend Design Week San Francisco. For the time being, there isn’t much posted about particular events but we will keep you updated as information becomes available. Right now, we would like to know which of you would be interested in this trip and available to go so we could plan accordingly and draft a proposal. So, this said, if you are interested and you know you can make it, let us know by filling out the form below.



Before we dive into event updates, we would like to extend a big “Thank you!” to everyone who attended the INK SLCC Open House last Tuesday. We hope you had as much fun as we did and made friends with some cool creative people. By now, all the guests who signed up for membership should have received e-mail invites. If you didn’t get one, please use the Join INK form on the website and we will send you an invitation as soon as we can.

Our next club meeting will be held on:

When: Tuesday, Februrary 21st from 5-7pm

Where: Taylorsville Redwood Campus, Student Center, Parlor B (downstairs)

We hope to see you all there!

As far as events are concerned, the next one on the list is Perfect Portfolio Photography on a Brown Bag Budget. It is intended for students only and aims to provide useful tips on how to take good portfolio photography while working on a tight budget. The event will be held tomorrow at The City Library.

When: Wednesday, Februrary 8th from 7-8.30pm

Where: The Salt Lake City Library
210 East 400 South
Lower level rooms B & C
Salt Lake City, UT 8411

Price: $5 AIGA members, $10 non-members

Later this weekend, you can attend:
Valenteenies: Love Notes and Calling Cards

Sat, February 11, 9am – 2pm

Love Stinks: An Anti-Valentine’s Zine Workshop
Sat, February 11, 2pm – 5pm

You can refer to our calendar for more information on those and future events.

And once again, thank you for attending the Open House and, please, feel free to contact us with any questions you have.