Join us for our Salon Series, where Letterform Archive staff invite you to experience materials related to a specific topic of interest to our collection.
Industrial tape binding, tea-stained pages, calligraphy derived from music — some of the most prized and thought-provoking objects in the Archive’s collection were first discovered at CODEX, the biennial celebration of the hand-made book. In anticipation of this year’s event, we’ll showcase some of these rare works, including the innovative creations of Islam Aly, Sabine Golde, Thomas Ingmire, Russell Maret, Suzanne Moore, and Redfoxpress.
Doors at 6:00pm. Presentation begins promptly at 6:30pm.
Hank Smith, Letterform Archive’s Collections Assistant, found his passion for book arts while studying at Reed College (BA in English) and working with fellow writers, collectors, and literary archivists, including David Abel of Passages Bookshop. As a writer of poetry and a bookmaker himself, Hank’s love of language is simultaneously bound in meaning and aesthetics. That’s evident not only in his care for the material at the Archive, but also his own poetry. When not spending time with the written word he’s projecting it from the stage at a reading.