Scribendi Teambuilding Workshop

September 11, 2013

by Sergio Carrasco and Jesse Montoya Less-than-credible news sources suggest that on Saturday, August 24th, the Scribendi team gathered in the early morning hours for their annual Teambuilding Workshop. Participants arrived groggy, nervous, and generally withdrawn. A sort of quiet unease shrouded the honors forum; some staff members made small talk, others quietly awaited their … Read More

“Pure Grass” featured in Daily Lobo

March 28, 2013

A big thanks to Justin Brough for the article! ‘Leaves of Grass’ comes alive Historical re-enactor Bruce Noll hasn’t tired of impersonating poet Walt Whitman in the 43 years he’s been doing it. Noll performs tonight in the SUB as a fundraiser for the student publication Scribendi. Scribendi’s faculty adviser Amaris Ketcham helped organize the event and recruited … Read More

Printing Processes: from ancient to modern

March 28, 2013

I don’t think it’s fair to write about print design without covering the printing process as well, so I think it’s about time I head straight for the workshop and explain some of the various printing practices out there. To begin, there are literally dozens of ways to get something (words, pictures, shapes) printed onto … Read More

Conservation Techniques in Progress

March 13, 2013

When it comes to the conservation of print, most people’s minds immediately jump towards thoughts of ancient texts being carefully handled and re-purposed, or to dark, moisture-free areas in subterranean libraries full of old books too delicate to see the light of day. Well, the conservation of ancient books, scrolls and manuscripts is a very … Read More

Scribendi Production Workshop

February 13, 2013

This past weekend, Scribendi got together and continued on the production of the magazine! It was a whirlwind of a day, filled with flurries of typeset pages and red pens. While we do have a working template for the upcoming magazine, our process is far from over. Over the next few weeks, we will be … Read More

Typography: Connections to the past

February 10, 2013

Anyone who enjoys design will know that one of the most important parts of making a successful piece of design is text. Almost every piece of design we see today will include a form of lettering, whether it’s an advertisement for Gucci sunglasses or the menu at the coffee shop around the corner. We see … Read More

The past and present of connecting with literature: Interactivity

January 28, 2013

Before I properly start blogging away, a short introduction to my undertaking is necessary. In the following months, I will be creating a number of blog posts encompassing what I hope will be a vast array of topics centering on the simple concept of printing. I will cover everything from trends in typography to conservation … Read More

Scribendi Homecoming 2012

October 10, 2012

We had a very successful homecoming silent auction this fall! Here are a few photos from the event.