Considering the Categories

September 19, 2014

Autumn is almost here. You know what that means! (hint: if your answer wasn’t ‘Scribendi submission deadline is coming up’ maybe go reevaluate your life. And create something to submit while you’re at it.) If you haven’t submitted to Scribendi already, and you aren’t sure which category you would like to submit in, you’ve come to … Read More

Daniel Abraham Is a Hardworking Fellow.

November 1, 2013

By Sergio E. Carrasco   Today, he was hard at work talking about himself as part of the “Meet the Author” lecture series happening Mondays in November. Dressed in a plain white T-shirt, blue jeans and a loose-fitting, unbuttoned overshirt, Daniel Abraham looked the part of the quintessential “slacker-writer”: you know, the kind that misses … Read More

An Introduction to Copyright

September 19, 2013

(by Sergio Carrasco and Jesse Montoya, based on an article by Alyson Alford-Garcia)   Have you ever wondered, while illegally downloading movies and music, about copyright law and how it affects you, industries, society on the whole? Well, we normally don’t either, but we’ve been thinking, now that we’re gearing up for another issue of … 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

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.