Thursday, October 04, 2007

Big Big Big Announcement!
Handmade Nation will now not only be a documentary but a book, available in November 2008 out on Princeton Architectural Press!!! The book with be written by me (Faythe Levine) and co-author Cortney Heimerl (super amazing designer and recent Masters Graduate of NYU). We decided that the documentary will also be released around this time (a bit later than our original projected release) for a variety of reasons, number one being we need more time to edit.

Want to know more about the book?? It will feature 25 community members with 5 essays, all people we interviewed over the course of shooting the film.

There will be illustrations and hand drawn fonts by the lovely Kate Bingaman-Burt of Obsessive Consumption! Here are some samples of fonts she sent over this week- there is a photo set HERE if you want to see more!!!Want to know who is going to be featured in the book???

Besty Greer
Dennis Stevens
Garth Johnson
Callie Janoff
Susan Beal

Community Members:
Tracy Bull, Happy Owl Glass
Jenine Bressner
Deb Dormody, If'n Books + Marks
Heidi Kenny, My Paper Crane
Sabrina Gschwandter, KnitKnit
Sarah Neuburger, The Small Object
Ileana Rodriguez, India Romeo
Shannon Mulkey, Patina
Alena Hennessy
Christy Petterson, a bardis
Melissa & James BuchananThe Little Friends of Printmaking
Emily Kircher, EKRA
Melissa Dettloff, Lekkner & Crafters for Critters
Sue Blatt, Timber!
Annie Mohaupt, Mohaupt Shoes
Stephanie Syjucco, anti-factory
Nikki McClure
Jill Bliss, blissen
Sarah Anderson, birds of prey
Clarity Miller, Black Bird Fashion
Jenny Hart, Sublime Stitching
Whitney Lee, Made With Sweet Love
Kathy Sever, Ramonster
Jennifer Perkins, Naughty Secretary Club

We will also be giving shout-out's to the online community forums, more on that later!! I have to go install a show at my shop called the New Witch, so much to do, so little time.

xo, Faythe


Elizabeth Staley said...

Wow, that's so exciting! I've been watching this, eager to see the finished documentary and now the book!

Anonymous said...

Congrats, love! Way to kick some booty. xoxoxo

craftivista said...


so excited!

(and woohoo!!! my name in cool fonts!)


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Unknown said...

Nice list. Looking forward to the book. Best of luck.

Unknown said...

Congrats! I can't wait to see and read!! Kathleen G.

Smitha said...

Congratulations on the book! =)

Johnny Blank said...

seems really interesting what you guys are doing. look forward to seeing the end results!

Melodieann Whiteley said...

Congratulations! Love your blog and now this. Can't wait to see the book.

domenico said...

very nice blog!

Vanessa said...

Ooo, congrats on the book deal! Should be a great read!