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CBS This Morning Saturday, July 4, 2020 the Goddard Declaration

CBS This Morning Saturday with reporter Dana Jacobson did a lovely segment on Mary Katharine Goddard, with historian Martha King, and my re-creation and re-writing of the “Unanimous Declaration of Independence” (2008-2010). Here’s hoping for a more equitable Union in 2020. Happy Independence Day!

https://www.cbs.com/shows/cbs-this-morning-saturday/video/Nw2GQTwSP_hH6rxURtex3KqKudeIyu_L/the-little-known-story-of-the-only-woman-who-signed-the-declaration-of-independence/

A Golden Thread: The Minotaur – Video from Intima Press

 

Mindy Belloff produces fine letterpress printed editions under the imprint Intima Press, as the only private press in Manhattan. She has been creating art for 40 years as a painter, photographer and mixed media installation artist, and 25 years as a book artist. “A Golden Thread: The Minotaur, A Contemporary Illumination,” is her newest tour de force edition. Featuring the text of the classic Greek tragedy, “The Minotaur” by Nathaniel Hawthorne (1853), it remains a spirited read as it comes to life through unique typographical designs and 100 original drawings. Each page is meticulously letterpress printed in multiple press runs with an elegant color palette. The volume inspired an exhibition at the Peabody Essex Museum from the Phillips Library, which was on view through March 2020. An award winning book, “A Golden Thread” was judged among the best in show at the 2020 Fine Press Book Association Fair. It was beautifully reviewed by Michael Ryan in the most recent Parenthesis 37 Journal of the Fine Press Book Association, and by Barbara Basbanes Richter, of the Fine Books & Collections Magazine. “A Golden Thread” is limited to 32 standard and 8 deluxe design bindings (two of which are shown in the film).


Fine Books & Collections Magazine
blog published March 20, 2020:  Intima Press Produces Illuminated Letterpress Edition of a Hawthorne Classic, by Barbara Basbanes Richter
https://www.finebooksmagazine.com/blog/intima-press-produces-illuminated-letterpress-edition-hawthorne-classic

February Newsletter:   StudioNews2020

PEABODY ESSEX MUSEUM
September 28, 2019 through March 29, 2020 . Salem, Massachusetts

The Creative Legacy of Nathaniel Hawthorne: Selections from the Phillips Library Collection
Featuring A Golden Thread, by Mindy Belloff, Intima Press, text of The Minotaur, by Nathaniel Hawthorne from Tanglewood Tales, 1853.
This is the first exhibition in a new gallery dedicated to showcasing works from the museum’s research library. Nathaniel Hawthorne is integral to Salem’s rich history, and PEM’s Phillips Library collection includes over 3,000 individual volumes by the author. The library’s recent acquisition of Mindy Belloff’s A Golden Thread, a contemporary reinterpretation of Hawthorne’s short story The Minotaur, considers the links between past and present, visual and verbal, and how artists have drawn on one another’s work throughout time. Focusing on the visual artistry of bookmaking and printing, from cover designs to typography, this exhibition highlights the full creativity present in books as art objects.  See PEM blog: https://www.pem.org/blog/nathaniel-hawthornes-creative-legacy

7th Annual MANHATTAN FINE PRESS BOOK FAIR
NEW YORK CITY RARE BOOK WEEK
upcoming: Saturday, March 7, 2020
One Day Only – 10am-5pm
869 Lexington Avenue (Church of St. Vincent Ferrer) at East 66th Street (down the block from the Armory show)

Fine Press Book Association Collector’s Prize awarded to Intima Press for A Golden Thread: The Minotaur, judged among the best books in the show at the 2020 Manhattan Fair.

Parenthesis No. 37, The Journal of the Fine Press Book Association Autumn 2019, “A Golden Thread,” Book Review
by Michael Ryan, Vice President and Librarian of the New York Historical Society
A Golden Thread Review 2019

ARCHIVES of Intima Press at BUTLER LIBRARY
Intima Press is the only private press in Manhattan and pleased to announce that the archive of the Press and student ephemera from over a decade of letterpress and book arts workshops at Studio on the Square is now held at Columbia University’s Butler Library, New York City.

6th Annual MANHATTAN FINE PRESS BOOK FAIR  
NEW YORK CITY RARE BOOK WEEK
Saturday, March 9, 2019 – 10am-5pm  One Day Only
869 Lexington Avenue at East 66th Street, NYC

CODEX VIFebruary 3-6, 2019 – Table #150
International Book Fair & Symposium 
Book Fair: Craneway Pavillion, 1414 Harbor Way South, Richmond, CA
Symposium: Berkeley City Club, 2315 Durant Avenue
http://www.codexfoundation.org/book-fair-and-symposium

OAK KNOLL BOOK FEST XX 2018
October 6, 12- 5pm & October 7, 12-3:30pm
New Castle, Delaware

VOICE OF AMERICA
July 4, 2018 on the Goddard Declaration of Independence
Video Interview via Skype with Mindy Belloff

A GOLDEN THREAD: THE MINOTAUR – A Contemporary Illumination
New Edition limited to 40 (32 standard 8 deluxe), released May 2018
The Minotaur, short story by Nathaniel Hawthorne
Email IntimaPress@yahoo.com for additional details

FREEDOM OF THE PRESS
May 5-26, 2018 . Westbeth Gallery, 55 Bethune Street, NYC 10014
On view from Intima Press:  the historic Goddard facsimile and
contemporary rewritten edition of the Declaration of Independence

5th Annual MANHATTAN FINE PRESS BOOK FAIR
Saturday, March 10, 2018, 10am-5pm
869 Lexington Avenue, NYC

ARLIS Book Fair – Tables 106-107
46th Annual Conference: Out of Bounds, New York City

Exhibit Hall:  Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday February 26-28, 2018
Panel Presentation on Monday, 5-6PM
Hilton Hotel, 54th Street & Sixth Avenue, NYC

4th Annual MANHATTAN FINE PRESS BOOK FAIR
Saturday, March 11, 2017
869 Lexington Avenue at East 66th Street, NYC

CODEX 2017 – Table 7
International Book Fair & Symposium February 5-8
Berkeley, CA
http://www.codexfoundation.org/book-fair-and-symposium/codex-2017

NORTHHAMPTON BOOK FAIR:  December 2016
Friday December 2, 5-9pm and Saturday December 3, 10am-5pm
Smith College Campus Center
100 Elm Street, Rte 9, Northhampton, MA
http://www.northamptonbookfair.com/

3rd Annual MANHATTAN FINE PRESS BOOK FAIR
Saturday, April 9, 2016, from 10am to 6pm
at 869 Lexington Avenue at East 66th Street

EXHIBITION & SYMPOSIUM at the University of Pennsylvania
Across the Spectrum: Color in American Fine and Private Press Books, 1890-2015
Exhibition February 15 through May 18, 2016
In the Garden of Earthly Delights fine press edition from Intima Press is on exhibit
The Art of the Book:  Fine Printing in North America in the 21st Century
Symposium Saturday, February 27, 2016, 9am-6pm
Mindy Belloff will be a speaker in Session 3:  “Art in/Art of Fine Press Books”
at the University of Pennsylvania Libraries Kislak Center for Special Collections,
Rare Books and Manuscripts, 3420 Walnut Street, Philadelphia
http://www.library.upenn.edu/exhibits/spectrum_symposium.html
Friday, February 26: 5:30-6:30 pm Symposium keynote address: Mark Dimunation, Chief of the Rare Book and Special Collections Division, Library of Congress
Saturday, February 27: Session 1: Creating Fine and Private Press Books; Session 2: Color in Fine and Private Press Books
Session 3: Art in/Art of Fine and Private Press Books; Session 4: Teaching Making/Teaching with Fine and Private Press Books
Session 5: Collecting and Exhibiting Fine and Private Press Books

Parenthesis No. 31, The Journal of the Fine Press Book Association
Autumn 2016, “In the Garden of Earthly Delights,” Book Review
by Jean-Francois Vilain
In the Garden Review 2016

SOCIETY OF SCRIBES Holiday Fair
Sunday, November 1, 2015 from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm
at 28 Gramercy Park South, NYC

VISIBLE/INVISIBLE
Printmaking Exhibition

October 17 – November 1, 2015, Westbeth Gallery, 55 Bethune Street, NYC
Hours: Wednesday thru Sunday 1-6pm

BROOKLYN BOOK ARTS FAIR
September 19-20, 2015 – Booth 205
Saturday 11am-7pm & Sunday 11am-5pm
at the Brooklyn Expo Center, Greenpoint . 79 Franklin St.
Directions and additional information at www.brooklynshows.us

2nd Annual MANHATTAN FINE PRESS BOOK FAIR 2015
April 11, 8am-4pm
at 869 Lexington Avenue at 66th Street

Guild of Bookworkers Journal, March 2014
Printed by a woman: the Declaration of Independence in the 18th and 21st centuries

Read Mindy Belloff’s article on Mary Katharine Goddard and the 1777 Declaration of Independence

1st Annual MANHATTAN FINE PRESS BOOK FAIR 2014
April 5, Saturday from 5-9pm and April 6, Sunday, from 8am-4pm
at 135 West 18th Street (btw 6 & 7 Ave) The Altman Building, NYC

Pyramid Atlantic Book Fair in Maryland
Bound by the Beauty
November 16, 17, 18, 2012  http://pyramidatlanticbookartsfair.org/
The 12th Biennial Pyramid Atlantic Book Arts Fair presents an exciting weekend of events which will examine the book as art and the latest interpretations of this versatile form. The fair features a full weekend of a showcase and events: special behind-the-scenes tours of D.C. print and book arts collections, 40 contemporary print and book art exhibitors, curated exhibition, notable speakers, demonstrations, after-hours receptions, all in Silver Spring’s modern civic building. Come and be inspired!

NPR Baltimore · WYPR Maryland Morning with Sheilah Cast
Radio Interview with Mindy Belloff station 88.1, March 29, 2010
rebroadcast July 2, 2013

Colonial Williamsburg, DeWitt Museum 1:30 Mindy Belloff, Presenter on the Goddard Declaration of Independence 
for Women’s History Month, March 5, 2011 

http://www.history.org

Providence Journal Feature article in the Life Beat section of the March 2, 2010 edition http://www.projo.com/lifebeat/content/lb-declaration_03-02-10_K3HIIID_v24.293b745.html

Northeast Antiques magazine article, July 2010 edition
We hold these truths… by Sharon Verbeten

The Maryland Historical Society Saturday, July 3, 2010
Independence Weekend Presentation by Mindy Belloff on
 Mary Katharine Goddard’s Declaration of Independence printed in 1777 & 2009
http://www.mdhs.org/events/index.html

The Manuscript Society News, 2010

Parenthesis No. 17, The Journal of the Fine Press Book Association
Autumn 2009, “W2LZX” Review by David Pankow

500 Handmade Books · Lark Books Publication, 2008, NC

Past Fairs:  Brooklyn Books, Art, Photos Design Expo, NY · New York Art Book Fair at MOMA PS1, NYC ·  Oak Knoll Book Fest, DE  · Small Press Fair, NYC · Hybrid Book Fair, PA · Brooklyn Book Festival, NY · Center for Book Arts Book Fair, NYC · Book Fair at BMCC, NYC