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BCC | San Francisco Through Time

January 31, 2022

With over 400 officially designated local, state, and national landmarks, San Francisco is steeped in history. The city’s neighborhoods feature unique buildings and special places, some that are well known to residents and tourists but also structures and locations that have been obscured by time. Beginning at Captain Richardson’s tent near Grant Avenue and winding our way through neighborhoods throughout San Francisco, author Catherine Accardi shares the rich history of San Francisco in contrasting images, uncovering and revealing San Francisco in new ways. With over 100 photographs, her book, San Francisco Through Time, takes readers on a quest to discover the places. and the stories behind them, that make San Francisco special. Join us on a journey through time courtesy of historical photographs juxtaposed alongside present day images.

A live presentation by Catherine Accardi, author

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HBC | KICK OFF OUR 50TH YEAR TOGETHER

February 2, 2022

Join us on February 2nd, 2022 at 6 PM for a Zoom Event to kick off our 50th anniversary year. In addition to celebrating our founding members—and their teachers—we will play a party game or two. Charades on Zoom? Pictionary? Trivial Pursuit?

Yes, 1972 was an exciting year. The Hippies were in their prime and the Hand Bookbinders of California burst onto the scene. Who were our founding board members? Where did they hold meetings? What were the alternative names that the early membership came up with for our organization? What is the name of Roberta Flack’s number one single? What book soared to the top of the New York Times Best Sellers list on October 1st of that year?

Please join us and wear a thinking cap! Literally!

A prize will be awarded for the best hat. All members attending the party who are wearing a hat will receive one vote for the Best Hat Award.

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SFCB | From the Bench of Zoë Goehring / Cave Paper

February 3, 2022

Join us at lunchtime and tour the new Cave Paper facility in Tucson, AZ with Zoë Goehring.

About this event

Welcome to From the Bench of, SFCB’s series of short studio tours with friends near and far. From favorite tools to works in progress, you never know what you’ll learn about from these amazing artists.

We hope you’ll join us on the first Thursday of every month from 12:30-1pm Pacific time.

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BABA | Sunday Session

February 6, 2022

Hosted/Organized by: Bay Area Book Artists During the pandemic, all meeting will be held online via Zoom Events

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Letterform Archive | Writing Around the World: Trends & Observations with Kamal Mansour

February 15, 2022
Co-presented by Book Arts & Special Collections, San Francisco Public Library
Online Lecture at Letterform Archive
Tue, Feb 15, 2022
12:00pm–1:30pm PT

As we observe writing systems globally, what common attributes are revealed? What stages have led us from early written forms to contemporary writing? Which key inventions have changed the course of writing? How many types of writing systems can we identify?

During this lecture, we will not only answer these questions, but also identify characteristics of writing you may have never thought about before.

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Letterform Archive | Writing Around the World: Trends & Observations with Kamal Mansour

February 15, 2022

As we observe writing systems globally, what common attributes are revealed? What stages have led us from early written forms to contemporary writing? Which key inventions have changed the course of writing? How many types of writing systems can we identify?

During this lecture, we will not only answer these questions, but also identify characteristics of writing you may have never thought about before.

https://letterformarchive.org/events/view/writing-around-the-world-trends-observations

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BABA | Monthly Meeting

February 17, 2022

Hosted/Organized by: Bay Area Book Artists During the pandemic, all meeting will be held online via Zoom Events

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ABM and BCC | The Life and Times of Jo Mora: Iconic Artist of the American West

February 19, 2022

The Life and Times of Jo Mora provides an in-depth portrait of this gifted illustrator, painter, writer, cartographer, and sculptor (1876-1947). Mora was one of the first American artists to elevate the cultural importance of the Western frontier, presaging broad shifts in twentieth-century thought and expression. Through his celebration of the great glories of nature and of the human heart, Mora reminds us that the subject matter of all art is life.

The book interweaves fascinating biographical material with Mora’s personal letters, journal entries, and other writings — many never before seen by the public — to provide an intimate portrait of an important yet often overlooked artist. Discover the story of Jo Mora and his rich creative career at this illustrated talk by Peter Hiller, author, historian, and curator for the Jo Mora Trust Collection.

The Life and Times of Jo Mora is the Book Club of California’s 238th publication. It was published in two editions: a Deluxe Edition of 50 copies and a Standard Edition of 295 copies. Both are on display in the current exhibit.

As curator of the Jo Mora Trust and lifelong devotee of Mora’s art, Peter Hiller is widely recognized as the foremost authority on Jo Mora. He has lived a career in the visual arts, teaching art and photography for almost forty years. Raised in West Los Angeles, he earned his B.A. from experimental Johnston College and his teaching credential from UCLA.

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