About BAB: The Book Art Blog was founded in 2010 by Bay Area-based book artist & creative writer Mirabelle Jones. In addition to having displayed her own works in galleries and festivals throughout the United States, Jones has presented at universities and conferences on the subject of book arts and is the first graduate of the MFA Book Arts & Creative Writing with a concentration in Fiction from Mills College. This blog was created to serve as a continuing source of information & inspiration for established & aspiring book artists and their fans. Among the many articles you will find here are discussions of theory, interviews with established and debuting book artists, gallery curators, academics, and enthusiasts. We also post announcements and when possible reviews of relevant events and conferences. The blog is heavily inspired by and indebted to the following publications and resources: The Journal of Artist’s Books, Artist’s Books Online, Vamp & Tramp Booksellers, Bibliophilia.org, PrintedMatter.org, Philobiblon.com, and all the wonderful artist’s who’ve contributed over the years! The blog receives nearly 1,000 page views each day. Thanks for reading!
Write For Us! Hey are you interested in becoming a contributor to the Book Art Blog? Email us the following: your qualifications & interests, a writing sample: -1 paragraph review of an artist’s book -tutorial OR -an interview. You may also submit completed articles and interviews for consideration. Please note we are not interested in the following topics: scrap booking, crafting. We are always interested in: artist’s books (reviews & academic papers), tips regarding new work of interest, zines, sculptural book works, tutorials, show reviews, interviews. Blog writing experience and experience with artist’s books at the academic or professional level is a must. We welcome student submissions.
Contact Us: You can contact the Editor in Chief of BAB at mirabellejones (at) gmail (dot) com