Wednesday, July 23, 2014

The Handmade Paper Workshop ~ Ohrid, Macedonia

The Handmade Paper Workshop ~ Ohrid, Macedonia
The tradition of making a paper in Macedonia begins from the second half of 16th century in the monastery of "St. Naum". It was used for internal needs in limited quantity.
The National Workshop for Handmade Paper "St. Kliment Ohridsky", Ohrid continues this tradition. It has started with work from Oct.23, 2002.
The workshop is placed in the magnificent part of the old city, next to the National Museum - Robev family house.

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Internet Archive ~ S.F

Internet Archive ~ San Francisco ~ CA
The world renowned Internet Archive in S.F. will he hosting the Anita Lynn Forgach Keynote Lecture for the opening of the Paper On The Press Conference, Oct. 16-18, S.F. We are tremendously grateful to have the use of their grand auditorium for what promises to be a memorable lecture from Kathryn and Howard Clark of Twinrocker Paper, the evening of Oct. 16th.
The Internet Archive, a 501(c)(3) non-profit, is building a digital library of Internet sites and other cultural artifacts in digital form. Like a paper library, we provide free access to researchers, historians, scholars, the print disabled, and the general public.

Friday, July 11, 2014

X Index On Censorship

X index : the voice of free expression 
Index on Censorship is an international organisation that promotes and defends the right to freedom of expression. The inspiration of poet Stephen Spender, Index was founded in 1972 to publish the untold stories of dissidents behind the Iron Curtain. Today, we fight for free speech around the world, challenging censorship whenever and wherever it occurs.
Index uses a unique combination of journalism, campaigning and advocacy to defend freedom of expression for those facing censorship and repression, including journalists, writers, social media users, bloggers, artists, politicians, scientists, academics, activists and citizens.
Index believes that free expression is the foundation of a free society and endorses Article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which states: “Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression”.

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Rolling Words ~ Snoop Dogg

Snoop Dogg's Hemp Rolling Paper Book ~ Rolling Words

Paper History Channel

Paper History Channel ~ www.
The Paper History Channel Website is dedicated to bringing you factual and anecdotal history concerning papermaking, the machines that make the paper, and the people responsible for bringing papermaking to the level of technology we enjoy today. Our focus is very broad. The only criteria is the subject must be of interest. The major source of the information posted is original material searched out and composed by us. We strive for accuracy. In some instances we travel to the locale of the story and interview people, search the local museums and historical societies, take our own photos and if needed make our own graphics.

Monday, June 30, 2014

Muzeum Papiernictwa ~ Duszniki-Zdrój, Poland

Muzeum Papiernictwa ~ Duszniki-Zdrój
This is the only museum in Poland that celebrates the history of papermaking. Particularly noteworthy is the building which houses the museum - an old paper milldating back nearly 400 years.
Housed in a 17th-century paper mill, it is a unique monument to technology. The museum lies on the banks of the River Bystrzyca Dusznicka, on the southern outskirts of the town by the main road towards the border with the Czech Republic. The first mention of the paper mill in Duszniki Zdroj and the paper maker AmbrosiusTepper date back to the second half of the 16th century. The surviving mill buildings form a complex of adjacent architectural structures. The most important structure is the main building of the mill built in 1605 which was used for both housing and production. In the 17th century the paper mill was the most valuable in Silesia. It had the monopoly on the supply of paper to offices in Wroclaw. The production of paper was halted in 1937. Two years later the last owner of the paper mill donated it to the city as a museum of technology. The Museum of Papermaking in Duszniki Zdroj is the only professionally run museum in Poland, dedicated to the broad subject of papermaking. It accumulates, develops and displays collections on the history of papermaking, printing and the history of Duszniki Zdroj (Lower Silesian Voivodeship)

Paper On The Press, S.F. 2014 ~ Preview

Paper On The Press 2014 ~ San Francisco ~ CA
Here is a list of speakers presenting at the annual conference in October!
George D. BarnumDennis IchiyamaBrian Queen
Timothy BarrettRichard KellySandra Liddell Reese
Josef BeeryMichael KniesAmy Richard
Inge BruggemanJohn LabovitzJae Jennifer Rossman
Wendy Burk and Karla EllingTom LeechSteph Rue, Radha Pandey,
and Elizabeth Boyne
Angela CampbellAmy LeePard and
Suzanne Sawyer
Katherine M. Ruffin
Kathryn and Howard ClarkGeoffrey LittlePaul Shaw
Anne Covell and Kazuko HiokiMathieu LommenFlora Shum and Emily Cook
Tatiana GinsbergJamie MahoneyLeslie Smith
Jerushia Graham, Virginia Howell,
and Suzanne Sawyer
Kitty MaryattLaura Sorvetti and Russ White
Jon Hook and Andrea PetersonMonika MelerNathan Steele