Category Archives: Events

Back in the Habit: September Book Events in Pictures

After an interminably long hiatus, in-person book events are starting to come back this fall. If you weren’t able to make it out to Toronto for these recent bookish gatherings, or just want to experience the events from the comfort of your own home, check out the photographs below, provided by DA editor Don McLeod. Continue reading

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Take a Gander at the 3rd Annual Bound Book Arts Fair

On Sunday, December 8, book lovers and printing enthusiasts alike were treated to a delightful display of book arts talents at the Arts and Letters Club in Toronto. A wide variety of artisans displayed and sold their wares in a … Continue reading

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Meet the Presses 2019 Highlight: bpNichol Chapbook Award Announcement

Every year, during the Meet the Presses Indie Literary Market, the winners of the bpNichol Chapbook Award are announced. DA editor Don McLeod took some photos of the occasion, which we share with you below. Congratulations to the winners!   … Continue reading

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Coach House Wayzgoose 2019

DA Editor Don McLeod, also our photographer-at-large, is always out and about taking pictures of fun literary and printerly events in the GTA. His latest adventure was the Coach House Wayzgoose, an annual event which took place on September 5 at … 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.