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GAYLORD SCHANILEC
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AS AN ARTIST, WRITER, LETTERPRESS PRINTER, DESIGNER AND ILLUSTRATOR, Gaylord Schanilec has set the standard for contemporary artist’s books over the last 30 years.   UPCOMING EXHIBITS AND NEWS

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January 21-April 5, 2020. ART/Science: Crossovers and Collaborations, an exhibition and round table discussions, Gaylord Schanilec and John Sabraw. The exhibition will feature prints and artist books along with the paintings by John Sabraw. johnsabraw.com

A broadside by Edwidge Danticat

A New Sky, 2017. A prayer written from the perspective of the author's late mother, from: The Art of Death: Writing the Final Story, published by Graywolf Press. $60.
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  • <em>Rattle</em> by Kimberly Blaeser
  • A New Sky by Edwidge Danticat

    Edwidge Danticat, A New Sky, 2017. 12 x 18 inches. A prayer written from the perspective of the author's late mother, from: The Art of Death: Writing the Final Story, published by Graywolf Press. Hand-set and printed by Gaylord Schanilec in an edition of 150 possible copies for the College of Saint Benedict Literary Arts Institute in the autumn of 2017. The paper is Saint Armond Handmade, and the type Blado italic with Baker titling, a new face designed by Russell Maret and cast in metal by Edward Rayher. $60.

Broadsides page.

A Little Book of Birds

Nine birds who happened to come by the studio late one winter to eat sumac berries, printed from multiple color blocks by GS – The book page.

  • Pileated woodpecker proof from A Little Book of Birds
  • Pileated woodpecker proof from A Little Book of Birds
    Nine birds who happened to come by the studio late one winter to eat sumac berries, printed from multiple color blocks by GS. A Little Book of Birds is a forty-eight page book with ten engravings, printed in an edition of 100 copies. Price: $680.

My Mighty Journey

  • My Mighty Journey - proof
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A book induced by the 12,000-year-long journey of Saint Anthony Falls, the only natural waterfall on the Mississippi River, from Saint Paul to Minneapolis — a distance all of ten miles.

Paul Nylander documents the process he and GS are using to create “My Mighty Journey,” in his Tumblr Blog.

I had planned to start working on it in earnest after Mayflies, but then Benjamin Verhoeven turned up, and Sylvæ delayed things. I'd say the project started when I bought the boat, and began remodeling it in the summer of 2008.” - G.S.

The finished book, Lac Des Pleurs, is on display at the Hennepin County library in downtown Minneapolis. Copies are in the collections of institutions such as the U of San Francisco, Carleton College, Harvard Widener Library, Columbia University, among many others. Email for a complete list. (See archived progress reports on the book at the blog, The River - Lac Des Pleurs) And if you have an extra 4:19 minutes, listen to this: Paul Robeson - Ol' Man River (Showboat - 1936).

 

2020

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January 21-April 5, 2020. ART/Science: Crossovers and Collaborations, an exhibition and round table discussions, Gaylord Schanilec and John Sabraw. The exhibition will feature prints and artist books along with the paintings by John Sabraw

www.johnsabraw.com/

An artist, an activist, and environmentalist, Sabraw's paintings, drawings and collaborative installations are produced in an eco-conscious manner, and he continually works toward a fully sustainable practice. The main focus of his research currently is working with a team of engineers and watershed experts to remediate streams polluted by acid mine drainage from abandoned coal mines.

The theme will highlight artists who producing different results, use research methodology and scientific methods in their studio works. 


U.K. FINE PRESS BOOK FAIR

SATURDAY 28th & SUNDAY 29th MARCH 2020

OXFORD UNIVERSITY EXAMINATION ROOMS,

75-81 HIGH STREET, OXFORD OX1 4BG


FPBA Manhattan Book Fair Saturday, March 7, 2020


News

Listen to Schanilec's January 11th talk “British Influences on One Bookish American” at The Book Club of California in San Francisco.

Lac Des Pleurs wins Judges Choice Award at the 2015 Oxford Fine Press Book Fair, Oxford, England, the longest standing fine press fair in the world.

Edwidge Danticat, A New Sky, 2017. 12 x 18 inches. A prayer written from the perspective of the author's late mother, from: The Art of Death: Writing the Final Story, published by Graywolf Press. Hand-set and printed by Gaylord Schanilec in an edition of 150 possible copies for the College of Saint Benedict Literary Arts Institute in the autumn of 2017. The paper is Saint Armond Handmade, and the type Blado italic with Baker titling, a new face designed by Russell Maret and cast in metal by Edward Rayher. $60.