betty bright

a bright resource

Betty Bright is a scholar, curator and advocate for the book arts. She specializes in book art because, in her words: "I think it is the most challenging and enlightening art form invented." Amen to that.

Her most recent contribution is a blog, letterpressbkart, focused on the state of letterpress printmaking since the 1980s. In response to a request from the magazine, Craft in America, she's compiled a rich list of book arts-related people, organizations, events and resources in one place.

I first heard Betty speak at last fall's APHA Conference and was moved by her call for more critical discourse on the art of the book. Perhaps her new blog will be one such forum. Thank you, Betty!