In celebration of the twenty-fifth anniversary of Book Arts at the Virginia Center for the Book, member artist Kristin Keimu Adolfson was commissioned to create a commemorative print honoring our quarter-century in the practice of the art and craft of bookmaking. Check out photos of the finished print and Adolfson’s process below, and please consider purchasing a print!
Since we had to cancel our annual Raucous Auction this year in response to COVID-19, this print is our primary fundraiser for Book Arts this year. Each limited-edition print is $100—a great gift for yourself or people in your life this holiday season. Order by December 11 in order to guarantee that your print arrives before the holidays. Proceeds support our ongoing work, which we continue virtually for now and look forward to resuming in person someday.
Celebrate with us, virtually
We kicked off a year-long celebration of the twenty-fifth anniversary of Book Arts at the Virginia Center for the Book with a special virtual event on Tuesday, December. We discussed the print and other work by Adolfson, and had a virtual toast—with shared recipe for a signature cocktail to celebrate the folks who have contributed to the endeavor over the years.
In case you missed the festivities or would like to see the replay, the video is archived on our Facebook video channel.
About the artist
Kristin Keimu Adolfson is a bookbinder, book artist, and printer in Charlottesville, Virginia, and teaches both bookbinding and letterpress at the Virginia Book Center in Charlottesville, Virginia. Her work frequently addresses issues of life, death and the environment.
Her artist books have been exhibited at Codex International Book Fair in San Francisco, Action/Interaction:Book/Arts at Columbia College Chicago, and are part of the University of Washington and University of Virginia Rare Book School and Special collections.
Kristin graduated from the University of Virginia with Distinction in Media and Film Studies and is the owner and graphic/web designer at Still Point Design Studio. Learn more about her work at StillPointDesignStudio.com/KristinAdolfson.