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2008 Lectures and Events

Advertising Without Posters is Like Fishing Without Worms

  • Jim Sherraden
  • Friday, November 7, 6:30 PM
  • Film Row Cinema
  • 1104 S. Wabash Ave. 8th Floor

Described in Forbes magazine as “a tonic for the information age,” Hatch Show Print today is a wonderful amalgam of working letterpress shop, tourist attraction, museum, and historical archive. Manager and Chief designer Jim Sherraden’s presentation takes you through the history of Hatch, it’s graphic design impact on Southern culture and discusses its popularity and relevance today with the 600 plus jobs he and his staff design annually. Lecture presented in collaboration with Anchor Graphics.

Jim Canary, Curator of the Jack Kerouac on the Road Scroll

  • Wednesday, November 5, 6-7PM
  • Room 504, 1104 S. Wabash

Please join Jim Canary, head conservator at Indiana University’s Lilly Library and curator of the Jack Kerouac On the Road scroll manuscript, at 6:00pm for a lecture and slide show presentation casting light on the myths and mysteries surrounding arguably the most important literary manuscript of the 20th Century. A Q&A will follow.

Book of Origins: a Survey of American Fine Bindings

  • January 12–February 23, 2008
  • Reception: January 11, 5:30–7:30

This traveling exhibition features twenty contemporary bindings by ten American binders. The group includes established masters as well as gifted emerging artists. Two works are presented by each binder: their binding, in response to a supplied text block of Book of Origins, and an additional example of their work.

The 9th Annual Edible Book Show & Tea

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Columbia College Chicago Library, 624 South Michigan Avenue

The Edible Book Show & Tea is the most amusing thing since sliced bread; in fact, sliced bread was a vital ingredient in several of last year’s edible books. Created by Judith Hoffberg of Umbrella Editions, this is an international event, which occurs in multiple venues and time zones and consists of talented cook-artisans such as you, concocting book-like sculptures made of food and bringing them to the Columbia College Library to be consumed. Some of last year’s edible books were made of yummy things such as chocolate, salami, and of course the ubiquitous sliced bread.

FREE if you RSVP, make and bring an edible book to share or $10.00 for people who are unsure of their culinary bookmaking skills and prefer to just eat books. Check our website in February for contact information. All proceeds are to benefit the Bindery.

Edible Books

  • April 1, 2008
  • Edible Books from 2008!

To learn more about the origin of this event and where it takes place, see the International Edible Book Festival site.