Jaffe Center for Book Arts
I was lucky enough to spend Saturday at the Jaffe Center for Book Arts at Florida Atlantic University. I took the “Book Arts 101” class. It was a great overview of some of the amazing handmade artists books that you can find here as well as learning some simple hands on bookbinding techniques. Bravo to John Cutrone who gave the class. John is the Programs Coordinator of the Jaffe Center. He is also a partner in Lake Worth’s Convivio Bookworks, a book art studio specializing in limited edition letterpress printed books and broadsides.
Here’s a photo of the nineteenth century Wesel iron handpress which is the central feature in the Letterpress Studio.
Their library focuses on the artists’ book and on all aspects of the Book Arts. This includes artists using the book as a means of artistic expression, fine bindings, limited edition printings, hand papermaking and paper decoration, and any of the handcrafts that artisans use to create books. I am so happy to have discovered this wonderful place!