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Browse Inside DA 79 … in Pictures!

I totally get it. Sometimes you just want a little preview of the goods before you commit. So, here are a few pictures of the very gorgeous, very available DA 79. Inside you’ll find a look at Oscar Cahén’s vulgar … Continue reading

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DA 79 Makes Its Debut

We’re exceedingly happy to announce that the most recent issue of the Devil’s Artisan, Number 79, is now available, and it’s a beaut. Inside you’ll read Jaleen Grove’s exploration of the work of illustrator Oscar Cahén, whose avant-garde works were … Continue reading

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A Peek at the Talent Incubating at OCADU

Here at the Devil’s Artisan, we always appreciate a few sterling examples of printmaking, so after touring the OCADU printmaking department during the annual Book Arts Fair on December 10, we knew we had to share some photographs of the fantastic … Continue reading

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We Have a Winner!

We are very pleased to announce that the latest issue of the Devil’s Artisan, DA78, has received a Canadian Regional Design Award. The “Redgee” Awards honours the best in Canadian design. Administered by Designedge Canada, the awards shed light on … Continue reading

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The Devil's Artisan is remarkable in Canadian publishing in that most of the physical production of our journal is completed in-house at the shop on the Main Street of Erin Village. We print on a twenty-five inch Heidelberg KORD, typically onto acid-free Zephyr Antique laid. The sheets are then folded, and sewn into signatures on a 1907 model Smyth National Book Sewing machine.

To take a virtual tour of the pressroom, visit us at YouTube for a discussion of offset printing in general, and the operation of a Heidelberg KORD in particular. Other videos include Four Colour Printing, Smyth Sewing and Wood Engraving. Photographs of production machinery used on these pages were taken by Sandra Traversy on site at the printing office of the Porcupine's Quill, December 2008.

The Devil's Artisan would like to acknowledge the financial support of the Government of Canada through the Canada Magazine Fund (CMF) through the Support for Arts and Literary Magazines (SALM) component toward our editorial and production costs. Thanks, as well, for the generosity of the Canada Council for the Arts, the Ontario Arts Council, and the Sleeman Brewing Company.