Karen Hanmer

Artists' Books & Installation


Audio interview with Peter Verheyen, from the Bookbinding Now series, July 20, 2011
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A conversation about The Bonefolder: an e-journal for the bookbinder and book artist hosted by Miriam Schaer with Karen Hanmer and Peter Verheyen.

Interview at Chicago Publishes, online publication of the City of Chicago's Publishing Industry Programs, June 2011

Review of Biblio Tech: Reverse engineering historical and modern binding structures with an emphasis on board attachment, Focus conference, Forest Grove, OR, 2011

Review of work by Sarah Bodman in Printmaking Today, May 2010

Review of lecture and Flag Book workshop in Portland, OR, March, 2010

Interview with Roxanne Samer for Chicago Art Magazine, Summer 2010

Interview with Columbia College Book and Paper Arts MFA candidate April Llewellyn, Spring, 2010

Interview in Guild of Book Workers Newsletter, August 2007

Fine Presses – Karen Hanmer, Fine Books & Collections magazine, May/June 2005

Works in Dublin exhibit beg to be handled, The Columbus Dispatch, June 2, 2005

Whimisical pieces combine elements with dash of humor, The Columbus Dispatch, June 19, 2005

Love In The Afternoon, Chicago, 2004.

Flag Books, 2003

Section 19, Township 104, Range 28, Chicago, 2002.

Press Releases

Book Artist Karen Hanmer Emphasizes “Personal Connections”
Through Exhibit & Workshop


All Shook Up: Interplay of image and text in the flag book structure, The Bonefolder, Volume 2, No. 1, Fall 2005 (PDF 1.6M)

Karen Hanmer, Bound and Lettered, Volume 8, No. 1, Summer 2009

Karen Hanmer Book Arts, Book Arts / Arts du Livre Canada 2012 Vol.3 No.2

KAREN HANMER: Design Bindings a screen resolution portfolio of fourteen design bindings completed between 2006 and 2014, with an essay by Priscilla Spitler. This portfolio was one of the requirements to receive the American Academy of Bookbinding diploma in fine binding.

Marking Time, Bound and Lettered, Volume 8, No. 2, Fall 2009

Monique Lallier, Art et Metiers du Livre, No. 289, Mars-Avril, 2012

Variations on the Drum Leaf and Sewn Boards Bindings, the how-to handout from a presentation at the Guild of Book Workers Seminar on Standards of Excellence in Hand Bookbinding in Washington DC on October 26, 2013