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PPN Post and Updates / January 6, 2021


Meet the Book Show Judges!

We are very proud to share with you the esteemed and talented judges for this year’s show.


49th Book Show |Accepting Submissions

Enter your best book designs in our highly acclaimed book show competition.


PPN Post and Updates / November 4, 2020


AIGA SF | Design, Prototype & Share with Adobe XD

January 21, 2021

Gone are the days where you need to use different tools for each stage of the design process. From research to concept pitches to developer handoff, we’ll help you convey your ideas and tell the story behind it, all in one place.

This is part 1 of a 3-part XD series and is highly recommended in order to make the most of the following sessions!


– Key XD features to streamline your design workflow
– Manage colors, styles, and components centrally
– Collaborate in real-time with other designers
– Create an interactive prototype from your designs
– Sharing and collaborating with others to get feedback
– Seamless integrations with Photoshop, Illustrator and Sketch

Note: We will provide a practice file if you choose to design alongside us! Download the latest XD version for free prior to the session.


SFCB | Book in a Tin online workshop

January 21, 2021

This is a single-session online workshop.

Making a little accordion book that fits into an upcycled tin is so satisfying. At first glance it just looks like an adorable decorated box but on opening a marvelous handmade pop-up book is revealed.

In this class we will be using collage such as recycled maps, postcards, and other paper ephemera to create an accordion book with pop-up elements enclosed in a hard cover front and back. This will fit neatly into an embellished tin (Altoid tin size) that can display the book’s title or associated imagery.

Beginners are welcome; be aware that class will move briskly. Students will likely complete the project on their own time after learning techniques and methods in class.


PPN | Virtual Meetup

January 21, 2021

Hosted/Organized by: PPN Mark your calendars and join us on January 21 at 5:30 p.m. Pacific Time for our next virtual meetup. A great opportunity for connection, our virtual event via Zoom is open to anyone in the book-publishing industry. So, grab a drink and come catch up, share news, and get advice. Prost! We plan to continue holding virtual […]


SFCB | A Satisfaction of Movable Mechanisms online workshop

January 22, 2021
This is a three-session online workshop, all times Pacific:
Friday, January 22, 5-7pm
Saturday, January 23, 1-4pm
Sunday, January 24, 1-4pm

Think back to the last time you picked up a movable card. You moved the mechanism back and forth, soothed and satisfied by the movement. You wished there was a collective noun for movable cards. Well, there is! Join seasoned paper engineer Shawn Sheehy in building A SATISFACTION of eight movable mechanisms that demonstrate a wide range of movement possibilities.

All you need is a simple set of hand tools, a short stack of materials, and an interest in engaging with technical paper mechanics. And to dial up the satisfaction quotient, you’ll bind your collection into a tidy sample book. This class will be technical, and very, very… satisfying. All levels are encouraged.

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