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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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To Grimsby We Go!: The 2016 Grimsby Wayzgoose in Pictures

Every year, on the last Saturday of April, printers, bookbinders, paper makers, publishers and other book enthusiasts flock to the small town of Grimsby, Ontario for the Grimsby Wayzgoose AKA Annual Book Arts Fair. 2016 marked the 38th year of … Continue reading

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It’s Here! It’s Here! DA 78 Is Now Available (and Looking Mighty Fine)

It’s that time of year, ladies and gents. The Grimsby Wayzgoose approaches, and that means (drumroll please!) a new issue of The Devil’s Artisan. Ain’t she a beaut? The feature story is Tom Smart’s ‘Heading to Palookaville’, a fascinating look … 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.