Art Books for World Book Day – March 1st

Part of the St Helens Arts in Libraries Commision, To England they go, to the Eccleston Library for World Book Day, March 1st:


Several of us from Art Byte Critique who have participated in Tokyo Art Book Fair have been invited to contribute to this year’s World Book Day. I chose to provide three of my embroidered Navigation/Migration series books:


Lori Ono - Mamebon



Now w/Art Books! The Honolulu Printmakers Show…

Starting this Friday, Nov 25, Impressions16 will open 10 -4 at Honolulu Museum of Art School.

This year is unique in that Art Books are now part of the show!

I’ll have a great selection of my Travel Journals available. Part of my Migration/Navigation series, I’ve used old flight maps from around the world as inspiration for the Art Books with embroidered themes.


I’ll have a great selection of my map paged Travel Journals available. The reverse of each map page is a plain white page for more notes.


Honu Mamebon 豆本 (Little Bean Book)

Sharing a table with the amazing paper maker, Allison Roscoe, Friday is a good time to stop by for a visit. I’ll be there from 1 – 4PM.

Route 66 in Kingman, Arizona area.

This weekend is a great time to choose a few gifts for your favorite traveller.

Compass Rose

Stop by, Impressions16, the Honolulu Printmakers Show this weekend, now with Art Books!!

See more of my day to day art adventures on Instagram: Studio Deanna

A Booth at the Tokyo Art Book Fair 2014

My first book fair and, according to Zine’s Mate, it is the largest in Asia! My boothmates definitely agree that it’s huge, the amount of art books, zines, paper supplies, printers, and all the accessories seems to cover acres of booths.

TABF Booth

Tokyo Art Byte Critique’s Booth No. H-05 has been enjoying the amazing flood of creativity that has poured into the Gaien Campus. Here’s a look at the write-up for our group in the book fair catalog:

TABF Write-up

My favorite find so far is an adorable cat mamebon:

Neko Mamebon


Measuring a mere 4 cm this little book has a fat felted tail and a full story complete with illustrations. Created by a student at the Nagoya University of Arts for a Media Communication Design class. You’ll find them at Booth No. D-04 but at only 500 yen each they will go quickly!!

Across from our booth is the enthusiastic Knuckles & Notch from Singapore, sharing a table with another art book designer all the way from NYC:


Buttons, Buttons, Buttons…

Today is all about the buttons! Putting those finishing touches on my Travel Journals for the Tokyo Art Book Fair this weekend.

For every 5 buttons I sew, there is a small Pumpkin Kit Kat reward!

Buttons Travel Journals

Button, button, button, button, button, pumpkin kit kat, button, button, button…

“Hyper”stitch Bookbinding Video – Travel Journals

I’ve been busy Longstitch Binding the last of my map-paged Travel Journals to be shown at the Tokyo Art Book Fair 2014.

Special Thanks to Sea Lemon’s Longstitch Bookbinding tutorial on YouTube.

Filmed using Hyperlapse. Came out blurrier than expected, sorry about that.

Migration/Navigation Art Book Series – Tokyo Art Book Fair 2014

My largest piece in the Migration/Navigation art book series is just about done. So far the series includes Travel Journals, each with unique map pages, and mini art books called mamebons. I have also completed other map art books with Migration/Navigation themes such as,  Route 66 and the Montgolfier Brothers hot air balloon.

This large piece is a great sea serpent design from an antique sailing map called the Carta Marina by Olaus Magnus. It’s first copies were printed in the early 1500s. I’ve hand-embroidered his design onto a modern day aviation chart. The complete piece measures approximately 50cm x 30cm (20″ x 11″)



I’ve been stitching madly to ensure it is completed in time for our booth at the Zine’s Mate Tokyo Art Book Fair!  





All scrolled up as antique charts were, making it my favorite art book design so far. It will be available for sale at the Tokyo Art Book Fair. Look for me at the Tokyo Art Byte Critique group’s booth.


Follow more of my art progress and adventures on Instagram!

Tokyo Art Book Fair Preparations

Our group, Tokyo Art Byte Critique was accepted into the Zine’s Mate Tokyo Art Book Fair to be held Fri, Sept 19 – Sun, Sept 21. So we have jumped into high gear to create amazing book art work for you to stop by and enjoy!

Yesterday, I got together with fellow Tokyo Art Byte Critique member Lori of The Spendy Pencil and while she made photo choices to include in her works, I chose to bind my map-paged Travel Journals with more pages than originally planned. From 24 pages now up to 40 pages per book for a total of 80 if you choose to use both sides of each page!

Fellow member Lyle Nisenholz has completed another amazing book of his original drawings which flow from one page to another through creative cutouts and and folds on the pages. Enjoy the Bonobo Book video:

A couple of us will be getting together again next week Thursday for another Book Art Assembling  Party to keep pushing each other to offer our best possible art books at the Tokyo Art Book Fair! Check back to see our progress each week and hope to see you at our booth next month!