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February 11, 2014

Celebrate Woodland Pattern archive acquisition with the Department of Special Collections

If you have been up to the Department of Special Collections lately, you probably noticed the exhibit devoted to the recent acquisition of the Woodland Pattern Book Center archive. Woodland Pattern Book Center has been (and continues to be) a literary mainstay in the Riverwest neighborhood in Milwaukee. For more than thirty years it has [...]

May 17, 2013

Handmade Paper with Wisconsin Roots

As part of the multi-part exhibition Text Support: A Library Exhibit About Paper, the Kohler Art Library is currently featuring the exhibit Handmade Paper with Wisconsin Roots. For almost 50 years, Wisconsin has been a remarkable leader in the field of book arts and has played a vital role in the resurgence of handmade paper. [...]

May 7, 2013

Artist Talk: Concept to (Political) Action: Pop-Up Artists’ Books, featuring Shawn Sheehy

Next week, Chicago artist and paper engineer Shawn Sheehy will talk about the inspiration for his engaging sculptural books that explore environmental politics. In his books, Shawn Sheehy’s images of plants, animals, and even landscapes literally move. Sheehy made his first pop-up book as a design student at Madison Area Technical College, and for the [...]

April 22, 2013

Annual Schewe Lecture this week: The Future of [Handmade] Paper with Tim Barrett

This spring, UW-Madison Libraries plays host an exciting exhibit and event series focusing on the history and artistry of paper. Text Support: A Library Exhibit About Paper is a multi-library exhibit co-curated by Tracy Honn of Silver Buckle Press and Lyn Korenic of the Kohler Art Library.  The exhibit runs from April 15 through June [...]

April 11, 2013

Text Support: A Library Exhibit About Paper

 This spring, UW-Madison Libraries will host an exciting exhibit and event series focusing on the history and artistry of paper. Text Support: A Library Exhibit About Paper is a multi-library exhibit co-curated by Tracy Honn of Silver Buckle Press and Lyn Korenic of the Kohler Art Library.  The exhibit will run from April 15 through [...]

January 29, 2013

Tracy Honn of Silver Buckle Press featured on Design Envy

Congratulations to Tracy Honn, whose work is featured this week as an example of gorgeous letterform prints on Design Envy, a meticulously curated blog created by designers. Tracy Honn is a master printer and Director of Silver Buckle Press, a working museum of letterpress printing housed on the second floor of Memorial Library.  Silver Buckle [...]

December 13, 2012

Gift ideas from the Libraries

Scrambling for gift ideas this holiday season? The Libraries have some ideas that might appeal to people on your list, from literature lovers to history buffs to design fans. Silver Buckle Press Silver Buckle Press has a handsome letterpress print of the classic Sifting and Winnowing statement. It’s hand printed in Wisconsin red on 12.5 [...]

December 6, 2012

Silver Buckle Press brings “19th century blogging” to the Verona Public Library

Thanks to Tracy Honn and Leah Portz for contributing to this article. Silver Buckle Press Director Tracy Honn took her show on the road to the Verona Public Library teen department at the end of November. Teen Librarian Leah Portz (UW-Madison SLIS ’12) invited Tracy to facilitate a program at the library related to amateur [...]

November 29, 2012

Silver Buckle Press exhibit: “End of Times”

Text provided by Tracy Honn, Silver Buckle Press Silver Buckle Press has a timely exhibit up in the hall cases on the second floor of Memorial Library. Titled “End of Times: 2012 Broadside Exchange,” the exhibit is a display of themed letterpress prints about the predicted 2012 apocalypse. The invitational portfolio was organized by artist [...]

November 9, 2012

Celebrating Silver Buckle Press

by Courtney Becks For fans of typography and print history, Silver Buckle Press, located on the second floor of Memorial Library, is a resource that is both charming and vital to the preservation and the celebration of print and printing. Silver Buckle Press is a working museum of letterpress printing – a living archive of [...]

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