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How We Make ’em

I thought some viewers might like to know a little more about how our cards are made. We start by making pen and ink drawings of our subject, usually several of them. All of our designs feature an animal or critter, so we create a pen and ink drawing of our creature friend as well.
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Our Bill Denham & Bettina Pauly read at the Zen Center

On Friday, April 2nd from 7:30 to 9:00 – San Francisco Zen Center, 300 Page Street, San Francisco, California. 415-863-3136 There is a special presentation during the exhibition opening of the al-Mutanabbi Street Broadside project at the San Francisco Zen Center. Two of our artists and printers, Bill Denham and Bettina Pauly, will be among the readers. Bill will be sharing The Diameter of the Bomb, a poem by Yehuda Amichai, translated by Chana Block. A broadside of this poem was designed and illustrated by Kim Vanderheiden, and printed and assembeled by Bill. It’s an interactive piece. A ring of black rays hug the poem and image. To view them, the reader must unfold the rays, exploding the broadside. Bettina Pauly will be reading a translation from Abdul Satar, shown in the documentary: A Candle for the Shabandar Cafe, Baghdad, 2007, which corresponds with her broadside – a powerful piece that’s been two years in the making. It features testimony about the bombing in Arabic and English, with a hole carefully burned out of the center, between the two languages. Across the hole, the broadside is stitched back together. Both are very powerful pieces, and are on display at the Zen Center, […]
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Roadworks: Printing With a Steamroller

Come and visit us this Saturday,  September 19th from 12-5pm at the Roadworks: Steamroller Printing Street Fair. (Located on Rhode Island Street between 16th and 17th Streets) This event is just terrific! It’s physical. It’s noisy. It’s a fun celebration where new prints are born! Bring your four year old who loves watching machines. Bring your crafty seven year old to make art of her own at the kids tables. Shop for unique, artistic gifts (some made by yours truly!) at the vendor tables. Meet the artists. Hang with the printers. Enjoy a day outside!
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