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New Design Resources at devilsartisan.ca: Endpapers and Type Specimens

If you’re a fan of our Rogues’ Gallery or a regular browser of our Dingbats archive, You might have noticed some quiet additions to the DA Resources section over the last few days. We’ve made available two fantastic collections for … Continue reading

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Canadian Fine Press Exhibit

Don McLeod was back to his old tricks snapping photos at the Canadian Fine Press Exhibit on January 23. The event was held at the John M. Kelly Library, part of the University of Toronto’s University of St. Michael’s College. Scroll … Continue reading

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2018 BOUND Book Arts Fair

The beautiful great hall of the Arts and Letters Club in Toronto was once again the scene of a delightful bookish event for those with a keen appreciation of printmaking and the book arts. The second annual BOUND Book Arts … Continue reading

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2018 Alcuin Awards Evening in Toronto

On Monday, October 22, the Arts and Letters Club was the site of much excitement as the Alcuin Society celebrated their annual Alcuin Society Awards for Excellence in Book Design in recognition of their 2017 award winners. The evening also … 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.