Established in 1980, the Devil's Artisan (DA) is Canada's 'Journal of the Printing Arts'. We foster an appreciation of the physical and social aspects of bookmaking in Canada, reaching out to a global audience of typographic and printing arts enthusiasts who appreciate the value of the printed word even in this digital age.

Latest Issues

DA 84

Devil's Artisan #84
Spring/Summer 2019

In This Issue:

  • The Columbus Suite by Anong Migwans Beam
  • Carl Beam's Columbus Suite by Tom Smart
  • Grab an Apron and Get to Work by Julia King
  • Miscellany by Jan Figurski
  • Preissig Calligraphic by Richard Kegler
  • A Rogues' Gallery: Tom McNeely By Chester Gryski
DA 83

Devil's Artisan #83
Fall/Winter 2018

In This Issue:

  • Leslie (Sam) Smart, FGDC (1921–1998)
  • Robert Van de Peer: A Master Printmaker's Career by Grant Hurley
  • Book Review: Bed & Platen Book Printing Machines by Stephen Sword
  • A Rogues' Gallery: Robert R. Reid by Chester Gryski
  • Double Small-Pica Script by Richard Kegler
  • & more ...
DA 82

Devil's Artisan #82
Spring/Summer 2018

In This Issue:

  • The Visual Art of James Reaney and the Iconography of His Imagination by Tom Smart
  • The Tale of a Mechanical Marvel: The R. Hoe Large Cylinder Press at Black Creek Pioneer Village by Stephen Sword
  • Notes on Early Printing in the Yukon by Chelsea Jeffery
  • A Rogues' Gallery: Bill Poole by George A. Walker
  • Alpha-blox by Richard Kegler
DA 81

Devil's Artisan #81
Fall/Winter 2017

In This Issue:

  • The Art of Drawing Laughs: Nestlings Press Turns Five by Warren Clements
  • The Pennywise Press: A Memoir by Elizabeth Neill
  • Shanty Bay Press: A Visit and an Appreciation by John Shoesmith
  • The Archetypes of the Ottawa Press Gang by Larry Thompson
  • All Hands-On: The History of St. Michael's College Press by Manda Vrkljan & Noelle Gadon
  • & more ...
DA 80

Devil's Artisan #80
Spring/Summer 2017

In This Issue:

  • An Alice of a Different Order by Tom Smart
  • Glenn Goluska in Toronto: An Appreciation and Annotation by Chester Gryski
  • An Interview with Lisa Johnson, Administrator of the JackPine Press Editorial Collective by Shane Neilson
  • Chromatic Ornate Type by Richard Kegler
  • A Rogues' Gallery: Larry Thompson by Don McLeod

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The Devil's Artisan would like to acknowledge the generous financial support of the Canada Council for the Arts and the Ontario Arts Council.

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