CBBA splinter group workshop

Three staff from the library at the University of Colorado / Boulder were headed to the College Book Arts Association Conference in Philadelphia. They emailed to ask if they could jump over a day early and do a Lead Graffiti workshop. We looked up their library's holding and saw out they had a deluxe clamshell copy of our Boxcar Poems 1 - 12, a meander book, we did a couple of years ago.

Workshop start to 2018

When Ray was teaching University-level design courses in creative thinking, he loved utilizing a textbook entitled The Universal Traveler. It broke creative problem-solving and creative thinking into 7 energy states. We decided to turn part of that into a workshop that turned out to be fun.

Books and The Last Jedi

In the movie, The Last Jedi, there was a very nice reference to The Sacred Jedi Texts, shown in the movie still above. We're wondering who got the chance to make those. We thought we might get the chance to make a book that would be used in a Miller Lite commercial once. Ended up not happening, but it was nice thinking about it.

Holiday card workshop

It is always interesting to see what someone does when they come in without any notion of what it is that they want. Typically, we will decide among the participants as to colors. For this workshop, the colors were silver and teal.

APHA Calendar / August 2018

Several people have complained about the calendars not being useful and that they should be more gridlike. I suspect they were talking about some of my more experimental months over the past several years.

[HAS HEART] project

Lead Graffiti will represent Delaware in a [HAS HEART] project. Once the 18-month journey is complete, the 50+ designs and their stories will be compiled and published into a coffee table book, curated into a traveling art museum exhibit, and produced into a collection of American-made consumer products whose proceeds will benefit the Veterans who co-designed them.

What would a good student do?

When I was teaching creative thinking, to add a bit of incentive to my students, I would often raise the question “What would a good student do? Right here. Right now.” to push to turn a simple opportunity into a miracle.

Locking up "Chesapeake Meander"

Jill and Deborah Arnold are working on a collaborative artists book about the Chesapeake Bay. In the photo above you can see them locking up the wood type that will overprint a 16" x 24" map of the Chesapeake which will form the base image of the text block.

Burning Man and Lead Graffiti's journal

Terre Nichols wanted something to take to Burning Man 2016 to spread the good vibes. It is always fun to make a specific journal / keepsake for such occasions that allow you to keep a to do list, record a daily journal, write down email addresses, and the like.