Minnesota Center for Book Arts

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“The place to feed your curiosity, stretch your creativity and get your hands dirty! From the traditional crafts of papermaking, letterpress printing and bookbinding to non-traditional artmaking and self-publishing techniques employed by contemporary book artists, MCBA celebrates and supports the limitless creative evolution of the book arts.”


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The Lunalux studio is located on the north side of Loring Park on the edge of downtown Minneapolis; we’re just a stone’s throw from The Walker Art Center, the Basilica of St. Mary, and Twin Cities Community and Technical College. Our address:

1618 Harmon Place, Minneapolis, MN 55403

“At Lunalux, we design and print everything in-house. This gives us tight control on the quality of our work, and nothing goes out the door if we are not happy with it! Most of our design work is done on the computer; graphics and type are converted to photopolymer plates for use in our vintage letterpress printing presses. Steel-backed plates mounted on super-strong magnetic bases give us a type-high, relief-style printing surface that we can use in one of our three machines.”

Center For Book Arts, NY.

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The Center for Book Arts promotes active explorations of both contemporary and traditional artistic practices related to the book as an art object. The Center seeks to facilitate communication between the book arts community and the larger spheres of contemporary visual and literary arts, while being a model organization locally, nationally, and internationally within the field.

CODEX Foundation


The Codex Foundation exists to preserve and promote the hand-made book as a work of art in the broadest possible context and to bring to public recognition the artists, the craftsmanship, and the rich history of the civilization of the book.

College Book Art Association


The College Book Art Association supports and promotes academic book arts education by fostering the development of its practice, teaching, scholarship and criticism. – See more at:

Columbia College Chicago Center for Book Paper Arts

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The Center for Book and Paper Arts is dedicated to the research, teaching, and promotion of the interdisciplinary practices that support the book arts and hand papermaking as contemporary art media.

The Center is part of the Interdisciplinary Arts Department at Columbia College Chicago, and in addition to housing both graduate and undergraduate classes for that department, it publishes a critical journal and artists’ books, mounts exhibitions, hosts artist residencies, sponsors symposia and public programs, and provides advanced study through a workshop program.


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