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 Fair was held on December 9th featuring a wide variety of books, prints, broadsides, cards and more. DA Editor Don McLeod captured the magic with his trusty camera.

Elke Inkster holds down the fort at the PQL/DA table.

Elke Inkster holds down the fort at the PQL/DA table.

Warren Clements

Warren Clements demonstrates some of his wares from Nestlings Press.

Don Black

Bookbinder Don Taylor exhibited some of his handsome work at the fair.

eXavier Peterson

A genial smile from eXavier Peterson of eX Press.

Michelle Walker and Mark Huebner

Event organizer (and Quill friend!) Michelle Walker, with Mark Huebner.

Will Rueter

Will Rueter of the Aliquando Press showcases the beautifully designed (and well-named) Pressing Matters.


portraitWe’re so pleased that many of you were able to attend the BOUND Book Arts fair, and find time to come by and say hello. We hope you found lots of literary treasures!

Until next time,sig

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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.