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Celebrating the Digital Press at Clemson University

Spring 2007

For three days in February 2007, the College of Architecture, Arts and Humanities hosted a series of events designed to recognize and celebrate the many achievements of Clemson University's School of the Humanities. Throughout February and March, Clemson University Digital Press publications were on display near the main entrance of Cooper Library.

(Click on any of the images below for a larger view.)


In Spring 2007, Cooper Library showcased Clemson's "Emeriti in Action" in an exhibit in the main lobby.

Left: Ronald Moran's poetry collection Saying These Things.
Right: Jerome V. Reel's Women & Clemson University.

Print Studio Workshop

Presentation and bookbinding workshop by book artist John Hilton
Tuesday, November 14, 2006, 9:30 a.m.

The Center for Electronic and Digital Publishing and the Department of Art co-sponsored book artist John Hilton (East Tennessee State University and Jackson State Community College), who conducted a bookbinding workshop for students and interested faculty. Hilton, who received his M.A. in printmaking from Clemson University in 2002, demonstrated different bookbinding methods, including the types of folds used to create signatures, the various stitching techniques used to bind them together, and much more. The workshop was held in the Print Studio, in Room B009 of Freeman Hall, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. This was the latest in an annual series of workshops in the art of printing and book-making since the origin of CEDP. Special thanks go to Professor Syd Cross for organizing this event.

John Hilton demonstrates paste-paper-making techniques

Above: As students look on, John Hilton applies a concoction of corn starch, water, glycerine, and acrylic paint to a piece of paper to demonstrate decorative paste-paper-making techniques. (Click on image for a larger version.)

Print Studio Workshop
Wednesday, February 4, 2004
2:30 p.m.

Workshop and slide presentation by Matthew Liddle, Associate Professor and Department Head, Department of Art, Western Carolina University, Cullowhee, North Carolina.

About Matthew Liddle's work (in his words):

"I call myself a book artist even though I'm not entirely comfortable with that term. I do make things with art materials, and they are more or less like books. But when I tell people what I do they often give a blank look as they question what exactly I mean. Are you an illustrator? A designer? Writer? Printer? Bookbinder? My answer is usually an evasive "Well, yes, sort of."

Basically, I consider book arts my field because it is broad enough to encompass many of my creative interests: paper, because it is such a simple yet profound material; simultaneously ephemeral and durable, and also infinitely transformable; printing, because I enjoy the look and texture of the graphic image, as well as the magical abundance of something produced in multiple; words, as a visual experience and as a vehicle for language; and binding, because it brings together all the various elements and provides a physically interactive format for the presentation of ideas. I enjoy traditional book forms, illustrated books and the crafts associated with them, but I also find myself drawn to non-traditional book forms and invented book-like paper structures. Sometimes I have ideas and look for structures to suit them. Or I am interested in a structure and develop an idea that has an interesting relationship to it. I like the cleverness of book structures and the playfulness of folded paper arts, but I am also interested in creating work that integrates the multiple elements of image, word and material to take something as simple as a piece of paper and turn it into something extraordinary."

More about Matthew Liddle (PDF)