The Carving Consortium

Magazines, Zines & Other Publications


Books With Woodcuts, Linocuts, etc.

Altered Books

Collage Books

Journal Keeping

Enhance Creativity Books

Tapes & CD's

Book Publishers

Magazines, Zines & Other Publications: Zines (pronounced zeen):

The Book of Zines: (it's a website)

International Hand Carved Stamps -

Memory and Dream, a zine focused on artist's journals, sketchbooks, artist's books, and altered books. Quarterly

Eraser Carver's Quarterly, Mick Mather, Editor, Publisher, Etc.; P.O. Box 222, Clay, NY 13041-0222

for submissions:

TurtleManFrank's Carving Bibliography
list of carving related articles from RSM and other sources.

The Smithsonian Magazine; 4/98 Article on Letterboxing: Quote from the article: "...Some artistically inclined boxers carve their own stamps out of rubber blocks; these "handcuts: are especially sought after."

Letterboxing Link (also see item above)

The Studio:
39570 SE Park St. #201, Snoqualmie, WA 98065

The Rubber Gazette: Quarterly, Western Australia, Julie van Oosten

Somerset Studio: -or-
22992 Mill Creek, Suite B; Laguna Hills, CA 92653 USA *This site may not be active yet. Glimpse the magazine here:

Linn's Stamp News: Postage stamp publication.

the book arts classified: by Page Two, Inc. P.O. Box 77167, Washington, DC 20013; 1-800-821-6604, has printed carved images

Stamping Arts & Crafts; Scott Publications, 30595 Eight Mile, Livonia, MI 48152-1798. Phone: 800 458-8237; Fax: 248-477-6795,

Vamp Stamp News, P.O. Box 386, Hanover, MD 21076-0386; monthly techniques publication for rubber stampers; Editor: Nancie Waterman,;

The Book Arts Classfiied (Magazine); Published by Page Two, Inc., P.O. Box 77167, Washington, D.C. 20013-7167; 1-800-821-6604 e-mail:

"Now What?" - Emerging Directions in Multi-Media Art. (e-Zine), Jessica Wesolek,,

Rubbereality - truth stretched from rubber stamps, published by AHA Books, POB 1250, Gualala, CA 95445. Email
Or, contact Jane Reichhold,

The Artist's Magazine; 3/99 Redefining the Limits of Colored Pencil.

Drawing Highlights; 5 articles on aspects of colored pencils.

Print Magazine; e-mail:

Breezes; published by the Bangladesh Youth Federation, ask Maimun Khan about the eraser carved images she wants for this publication;

The Muse: (April 2002 mentioned last issue, uncertain exact date)

Stamping magazine information:

The Baron website, an encyclopedia of block printing;

Gallerie Ubu Stampart:
STAMPART - International Anthology of Hand Carved Eraser Stamps by William John Gaglione

Stamp Stories; Audrey Yow,; projects, art journals, altered books, reviews, mail art info, paper arts and more;

Recycled Art: Sharon Silverman, c/o Recycled Art, P.O. Box 1212, Haverhill, MA 01831;, accepts b&w submissions.

George Thomson site:

Expression magazine
P.O. Box 16025, San Diego, CA 92176-9985;

Printmaking Today magazine. ISSN 0960 9253. Quarterly; 36 apges, Cello Press Limited, Office 10 Spinners Court, 55 West End Whitney Oxon, OX28 1NH United Kingdom;

ARTitude Zine, Suz and Helga Strauss, 117-2017 A Cadboro Bay Road, Victoria, BC V8R5G4, Canada,,

Canadian Stamper, Melanie Wortman, Editor 922 Alder Avenue, Sherwood Park, AB; T8A 1V6, Canada;

Pices Rising:

Dog eared Magazine, a journal of book arts, dog eared magazine
P. O. Box 17545; Seattle, WA 98107; Kerrie E. Carbary,

Printmaking Today, magazine, Cello Press Limited, Spinners Court, 55 West End, Witney, Oxon OX28 1NH, UK; Phone: +44 (0) 1993 701002

The Capricorn Gypsies Zine, Sandra Luck & Mary Godfrey,

The Gleaner Zine: Sherylynne at


The Carbon Based Mistake: http://theCARBONBASEDMISTAKE.COM/

Inner Question: by Elizabeth Badurina (CC member)

Australian Paper Arts:

PLAY: Teesha Moore's Zine: dedicated to the art of visual journals


Books: Once you've selected your book - go here for where to BUY

Creative Embellishments, Rodale Press Quilting Library series. Jan Smiley aurthored two chapters and have carved images in the book.

The Card Shop by Sandra Lounsbury Foose ISBN: 0809225417

Simply Super Paper by Sandra Lounsbury Foose IS BN: 0809228645

Hand Bookbinding by Aldren Watson ISBN 0-02624-4306

Celtic Knotwork Designs by Sheila Sturrock, ISBN 1 86108 040 9. Page 168 starts the chapter on Creating Your Own Designs.

Celtic Art: the Methods of Construction by George Bain (in print continuously since 1951!)

The Celtic Design 8-volume series by Aidan Meehan, starting with Celtic Design: A Beginners Manual

Eraser Carved Portraits: by Stephen Sloan a CC member; POB 16266 San Diego, CA 92176,

Simple Printmaking: A Beginner's Guide to Making Relief Prints with Rubber Stamps, Linoleum Blocks, Wood Blocks, Found Objects & More by Gwen Diehn, Lark Books; ISBN: 1579901581

Making Books that Fly, Hold, Wrap, Hide, Pop Up, Twist and Turn by Gwen Diehn. ISBN: 1579900232

The Complete Guide to Glues & Adhesives by Nancy Ward; ISBN 0-87341-820-4,

Creating with Paint: New Ways, New Materials: by Sherrill Kahn; ISBN: 1564773205

Rubber Stamps and How to Make Them; by George Thompson; Pantheon Books 1982; ISBN 0-394-71124-6 (there are rumors that he may be deceased).

The Barbecue Bible
Steven Raichlen
A wonderful cookbook, all the graphics look like carvings!

Moving Stillness; 192 pages, hardcover 5.5x8.5 inches, 659 haiku by David Bloch and 21 black and white relief print illustratons by Julie Hagan Bloch (a CC member), using Uncle Walter's block. Contact Julie at for the easiest way to get your book. AHA Books, P.O. Box 767, Gualala, California.

Rubber Soul: Rubber Stamps and Correspondence Art
Sandra Mizumoto Posey
ISBN 0-87805-903-2; published by the University Press of Mississippi as part of the Folk Art and Artists series. Julie Hagan Bloch has 8 little self-portraits done on what may be a single stamp.

Surface Design for Fabric, Richard M. Proctor & Jennifer F. Lew (1984) Univ. WA Press) (ISBN 0-295-97446-X). There's a section on Direct Printing using carved stamps, etc.

Linoleum Block Printing (Dover), Francis J. Kafka (1955),

Complex Cloth : A Comprehensive Guide to Surface Design by Jane Dunnewold; hardback, 164 pp.using small stamps, like one inch squares, she has carved that she puts together using rubber cement and a lucite block to achieve different patterns. (Fiber Arts Studio Press) - an imprint of That Patchwork Place. ISBN: 1564771490

Carving Stamps *REVISED* by Julie Hagan Bloch - available from Julie Bloch, 51 Mongaup Road, Hurleyville, NY 12747.

Make Your Own Rubber Stamps...from Erasers by Mick Mather, Editor of Eraser Carvers Quarterly is a 16 pg. booklet on carving and heavily illustrated. See above.

Great Impressions: The Art & Technique of Rubber Stamping by Patricia Garner Berlin. 96 pages, full-color, lots of photos. . . . it concentrates on making your own carving erasers, etc.; Flower Valley Press, 7851-C Beechcraft Ave., Gaithersburg, MD 20879. (1-800-735-5179).

Lonely Hearts by Annie Kimberlin -- Ann Bouricius (Rubber Bookie)
ISBN# 0-505-52256-X

Exploring Color by Nita Leland - for watercolorists & color theory; 144 pps, ISBN: 0891348468

Creative Collage Techniques by Nita Leland & Virginia Lee Williams; hardback, 134 pps, North Light Books, ISBN: 0891345639

The Decorative Painter's Color Shaper Book by Paula Desimone

Pages : Innovative Book Making Techniques by Linda Fry Kenzle; Paperback - 128 pages 1 Ed edition (February 1998) Krause Publications; ISBN: 0873415477

Art and Illusion by Gombrich . This book traces cultures over time.

Basic Colored Pencil Techniques
The Colored Pencil: Key Concepts for Hanling the Medium
Colored Pencil for the Serious Beginner
The above three books by Bet Borgeson

Blue and Yellow Do Not Make Green by Michael Wilcox, hardcover, North Light Books; ISBN: 0891346228

Sheril Cunning books (self published)
1610 Jeffrey Avenue
Escondido, CA 92027

Artist Beware: the Hazards and Precautions in Working with Art and Craft Materials by Michael McCann, Ph.D. Watson-Guptill Publications (1986) ISBN 0-8230-0295-0

Creating Radiant Flowers in Colored Pencil -and- Creating Textures in Colored Pencil, both by Gary Greene.

Making Books and Journal's by Constance E. Richards; Lark Books ISBN: 1-57990-092-5

Polymer Clay, 20 Weekend Projects Using New and Exciting Technques by Irene Semanchuk Dean, Lark Books ISBN 1-57990-168-9

Making Polymer Clay Jewellery Book by Sue Heaser ISBN 0-304-34605-5

Tips on Making Greeting Cards
by Bill Gray and Jane Van Miligen, 0-8306-0595-9

Joan Flasch Artists' Books Collection
John M Flaxman Library / School of the Art Institute of Chicago
37 S Wabash Av; Chicago, Il 60603
312-899-5098 ( voice ) / 312-899-1465 ( fax ) - just a few images here
This is a study collection, not archival, so one gets to actually touch the books without gloves.

Organizing for the Creative Person by Dorothy Lehmkuhl and Delores Cotter Lampuing; ISBN 0-517-88164-0

Time Management for the Creative Person

Love Letters - An Anthology of Passion by Michelle Lovric, Marlowe & Co., NY, 1994.

Color on Paper & Fabric by Ruth Issett; paperback, 112 pps, ISBN: 1893164020

Flute Player Images in Rock Art: Kokopelli by Dennis Slifer & James Duffield ISBN 0-941270-80-7.

Ukiyo-e: An Introduction to Japanese Woodblock Prints by Tadashi Kobayashi Kodansha International, 1997. ISBN 4-7700-2182-8

Designing Tessellations by Jinny Beyer - Hard Cover

M.C. Escher: Visions of Symmetry by Doris Schattschneider; ISBN 0-7167-2352

The Essence of This; Received Honorable Mention in the 1992 Haiku Society of America's 1992 Merit Book Awards. ISBN 1 - 882817 - 01 - X

No Such Thing as Strangers; ISBN 1 - 882817 - 02 - 8

A Knock at the Gate; ISBN 1 - 882817 - 03 - 6

Haunting Us with His Love; ISBN 1 - 882817 - 04 - 4

Making Colour Prints by John Newick

Graphic Artists Guild Handbook of Pricing & Ethical Guidelines (Graphic Artists Guild Handbook of Pricing and Ethical Guidelines, 10th Edition); rates for different kinds of design, contracts, etc. ISBN: 0932102115, North Light Books.

The Elements of Pop-Up:A Pop-Up Book for Aspiring Paper Engineers; David Carter. ISBN: 0689822243

Greeting Card Magic, by MaryJo McGraw; North Light Books. ISBN 0-89134-979

Creating Handmade Books by Alisa Golden, Sterling Pub. ISBN 0-8069-8825-8

Art of Rubber Stamping by Suze Weinberg, Sterling Pub. ISBN 0-8069-9976-4

Handmade Books by Angela James, Storey Pub. ISBN 1-58017-256-3

Decorative Stamping for the Home by Michele Powell; Search Press. ISBN 0-85532-8770

Rubber Stamping with Other Crafts by Lynne Garner; GMC Pubs. ISBN 1-86108-109-X

Your Guide to Great Stamping. Hot Off the Press Pub. 800-227-9595

The Art of Stencil Embossing by Janet Wilson; Search Press. ISBN 0 85532 841 X

Create Greeting Cards with Glass Painting Techniques by Joan Dale; Search Press; ISBN 1-581-80007-X

Art and Soul by Audrey Flack

00 Keys to Great Water Color Painting by Miranda Fellows ISBN 0-89134-565-5

Making Gifts with Rubber Stamps, by Sandra McCall, North Light Books; ISBN 1-58180-0819

Paper Cards by Lisa Kerr,

Stamping in Color by Dave Brethauer

Cards, the Elegant to Whimsical by Page Gilchrist

The Stamp Artist's Project Book by Sharilyn Miller

Symbols and Motifs for Artists and Craftspeople by Flinders Petrie, (Dover).

Women's Dictionary of Symbols & Sacred Objects by Joseph Campbell.

Stamping with Style by Katherine Duncan-Aimone? Many stamping projects (with polymer clay, paper, fabric, collage, etc.) including art from Kinga Britschgi, Luann Udell and Janet Hofacker.

The Handmade Book by Angela James; ISBN 1859744370 includes a Star book with 7 points without pockets.

Polymer Clay: Creating Functional and Decorative Objects by Jacqueline Gikow, includes art by Lynn Hershberger.

The Fabric Stamping Handbook by Jean Ray Laury, C&T Publishing. Includes charts that analyze stamping materials brand-by-brand for fabic and stamping mediums and carving your own stamps.

Color on Paper and Fabric by Ruth Issett

The Art of Collage by Susan Pickering Rothamel

The Wilcox Guide to the Finest Watercolour Paints by Michael Wilcox, ISBN 0-89134-409-8.

The Art of Making Paste Papers by Diane Maurer.

Books with Woodcuts, Linocuts, etc.

Bestiary or The Parade of Orpheus (Guillaume Apollinaire) illustrated with woodcuts by Raoul Duffy.

A Woman's Book of Grieving by Nessa Rapoport, illustrated throughout with linocuts by Rochelle Rubinstein Kaplan, paperback

Loteria Cards and Fortune Poems: A Book of Lives, Linocuts by Artemo Rodriguez, Poems by Juan Felipe Herrera. City Lights Books, 1999. ISBN 087286359X. 208 pgs. Linocuts illustrating loteria cards.

Original Self by Thomas Moore with Woodcuts by Joan Hanley.

Noa Noa, the Tahitian Journal of Paul Gauguin - full of wonderful wood carvings.

The Artist's Manual: A complete Guide to Painting and Drawing Materials and Techniques. Edited by Angela Gair, Chronicle Books, ISBN 0-8118-1377-0. Approx. $24-$28.

Polymer Clay: Creating Functional Decorative Objects by Jqacqueline Gikow, Krause Publications

Insectasides Illustrated with lino cuts of bugs and people by Martha Paulos.

Free Play: Improvisation in Life and Art by Stephen Nachmanovitch

Stamping with Style by Katherine Duncan Aimone, it has Luann Udell's carved stamp images on the cover, and carved images appear in two projects in the book. Lark Books; ISBN 1-57990-133-6

Millions of Cats, The Funny Thing, Snip and Snap, ABC Bunny by Wanda Gag

Great Poets on Man's pest friend Insectasides, Doggerel and Felines by Martha Paulos, Wanda Gag a children's book illustrator with linocuts.

An Alphabet of Animals by Christopher Wormell, engravings probably hand colored.

The Cat Who Went to Heaven, by _______, Illustrations by Lynd Ward, Lynd Ward book now available in paperback.

Storyteller Without Words, God's Man: A Novel in Woodcuts by Lynd Ward; Harry N. Abrams Pub., 1974, ISBN #8109-0541-8.

Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel, illus. possibly by Lynd Ward.
Lynd Ward image:

Author Mary Azarian wrote what children's books?

Original Self by Thomas Moore, cuts by Joan Hanley.

The Cook's Garden, catalog. It's entirely illustrated in color with Mary Azarian Prints. Get a free copy by requesting a seed catalog from Cook's.

The Grammar of Ornament by Owen Jones, a Dorling Kindersley Book.


Illustrators who do carving:

Franz Masreel (several books without words)

Rockwell Kent (illustrations for Moby Dick)

Barry Moser


Altered Books:

Humament by Tom Philips
Front Pages by Nancy Chun - altered front pages of the NY Times.

See altered pages online, at Kerrie Carberry's Turtle Press website

Altered Book Example:
The Gallery Online:

Site for rare out-of-print books:

Kinga's Altered Book page;

Collage Books:

The Art and Craft of Montage by Simon Larbalestier. Read Books, London, 1993

The Paper Card Book by Lisa Kerr

The Art of Handmade Paper and Collage by Cheryl Stevenson.

The Crafter's Complete Guide to Collage by Amanda Pearce

Journal Keeping:
The New Diary by Tristine Rainer. This book is sub-titled "How to use a journal for self guidance and expanded creativity."

The Creative Journal (by Lucia Capaccione) Sub-title "The Art of finding yourself." Large paperback.

A Trail Through Leaves, by Hannah Hinchman

Simpleshoes Catalog:
Click on the logo that appears. You then get a map across the top of the screen allowing you to see products, history, etc.

Making & Keeping Creative Journals by Suzanne Tourtillott; Gwen Diehn has 5 out of the 15 books in it.



The Creative Fire by Clarissa Pinkola Estes (author of Women who run with the Wolves )

Special Effects with Colored Pencils by Sandra McFall Angelo; featuring David Dooley demonstrating Sparkling glass and metals

Ceremony of Innocence- CD - retelling of Nick Bantock's Griffin and Sabine trilogy.

Book Sales: to buy books:


Landshop: - sells cds & video's - low prices.

Book Arts:

Woodcuts and Artist Books:

Book Arts Site:

Yale Library Arts of the Book:

Book Publishers:

Lark Books:

Interview with Nick Bantock:

Nick Bantock site:
Nick Bantock's The Griffin & Sabine:

Julie Hagan Bloch's, CC carver, has carvings published in "the Gryphon" Nick Bantock's book.


Please recommend other publications for us to add to this page.

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