Recent Projects

Home/Recent Projects

“The Tiffin Room” Book for University at Buffalo

We finished a custom book project for the University at Buffalo for a competition. The book was designed by Edgewise Design in Rochester, NY. The cover of this book was made out of plexiglass with leaf skeletons encased in the plexiglass. The spine was created from a Japanese silk. The book block was printed on our HP Indigo 3050 on Mohawk Color Premium 100# Text. The final page had a pocket which held a menu for the competition.

By |April 9th, 2014|Categories: Featured, Fine Edition Books, Recent Projects|Tags: , , , , , , , |Comments Off on “The Tiffin Room” Book for University at Buffalo

Thou Art… Will Give… Exhibition of photographs by Eric Kunsman, August 5th-September 25th, 2011

Thou Art… Will Give… Exhibition of photographs by Eric Kunsman

August 5th-September 25th, 2011
Opening Reception: August 5th, 2011 6-9 PM

The Drapery

Warneds Logbook A from 1839

Samuel Johnson

Ashes

Eight years ago, shortly after moving back to the Philadelphia area, I brought a group of my photography students from Mercer County Community College to the Eastern State Penitentiary on a field trip. It was a great photographic site. The reports I had heard about the architecture of the facility were definitely true, and the light and feeling of abandonment really gave off a sense that the Penitentiary might still be inhabited by ghosts or spirits. But there are a lot of abandoned spaces like that, so my first trip to the site would probably have been my last if I didn’t return there on a completely different class trip a few weeks later – this time, as a student.

On that trip, one of my University of Arts professors, Heidi Kyle, introduced us to Eastern State’s Archives. Almost as soon as we entered the archives area, I noticed a book titled ‘Eastern State Penitentiary Logbook A.’ I opened it idly…and then spent the entire visit pouring over its pages.

The Warden’s entries brought the Penitentiary to life for me. Through his words, the space now felt inhabited and connected to deep emotions – infused with new meaning. Though his writing is detached, the warden clearly got to know the prisoners far more personally than you would expect. The logs include details about prisoners’ families, whether they could read or write, whether they felt guilty about their crimes, whether they were penitent. While my photographs from the earlier visit captured a lot of the physical presence and feeling of the Penitentiary, it was the writings that started to, literally, flesh out the functional and human effects of this altruistic, but ultimately disastrous, Quaker experiment with reforming criminals. On that day, the genesis for this show clicked.

I started returning to the Penitentiary. During each trip it was at least a half hour before I could start photographing. I found myself instantly reflecting on some of the Warden’s words, wandering through the space, and rediscovering things through his eyes and his reflections.

In Thou Art…, Will Give…, I hope to offer some of the atmosphere experienced by prisoners when the Penitentiary was active. This exhibition attempts to capture some of story, the energy, and the sorrows of this remarkable space. Actual photographs of entries from the Warden’s 1800s logbooks have been blended with my photographs of the Penitentiary, to give a historical sense of both the prisoners and their treatment at the Penitentiary. Photographs with text overlaid are offered to allow the viewer just a hint about the presence of individual prisoners. I am hoping that through these images and text, visitors can share some of the sense of loneliness, hopelessness, and desperate search for redemption that drove so many of those spirits still trapped within the walls of Eastern State.

I continue to visit Eastern State, because this project feels somehow incomplete. The Penitentiary is a massive space, and it hints that it has many more stories that need to be told. So, guided by the Warden – a man or men who died many years ago – I’ll keep trying to capture those stories still trapped in the crumbling walls of Eastern State Penitentiary.

— Eric T. Kunsman, July/2011

By |June 1st, 2011|Categories: Photography, Recent Projects|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Thou Art… Will Give… Exhibition of photographs by Eric Kunsman, August 5th-September 25th, 2011

Booksmart Studio works with Canson-Infinity to beta test and generate generic ICC Profiles on their 17 new papers & canvas

Generic ICC profiles for new line of paper were created by our studio

Booksmart Studio and Canson-Infinity worked together to create a full-line of ICC profiles for 17 new inkjet papers that they have recently released. These new papers are the largest launch any single paper company has announced since the beginning of inkjet technology. Canson-Infinity’s 17 papers do not utilize optical brighteners to keep consistent whites or brighten the cotton fibers. Instead, they are utilizing minerals & pigments in the preparation of the paper rather than in the coating process.

Booksmart Studio created profiles for the full-line of Canon, Epson, & HP printers for Canson-Infinity to provide to their customers. These profiles are available in our ICC Profile Library along with Canson-Infinity’s website.

By |August 31st, 2008|Categories: ICC Profiles, News, Recent Projects, Substrate Information|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Booksmart Studio works with Canson-Infinity to beta test and generate generic ICC Profiles on their 17 new papers & canvas

Bergger Digital Paper ICC Profiles generated by Booksmart Studio

 ICC profiles for the Bergger line of digital papers have been added to our vault

Booksmart Studio in cooperation with Bergger paper have produced the complete line of ICC profiles for the Epson series of printers. These profiles were created utilizing the Monaco Profiler software with Gretag Spectrolino/Spectroscan spectrophotometers. Each profile was created using 1728 color patches to ensure the accuracy of the generic ICC profile.
 •  These profiles are available in our store, yes you must go through checkout due to an agreement with X-Rite™. The information is not used for any e-mail blasts unless you sign-up for our newsletter.
 •  Please see our guide for “Utilizing ICC Profiles” in our ICC profile section for details on using ICC profiles.
By |May 23rd, 2006|Categories: ICC Profiles, News, Recent Projects, Substrate Information|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Bergger Digital Paper ICC Profiles generated by Booksmart Studio

Libro Collection.com

If you are looking to purchase a Libro Portfolio or have Booksmart Studio produce your prints for your portfolio. Please be sure to visit our dedicated Libro shop website at http://www.librocollection.com.

Inkjet Metal.com

If you are looking to purchase Fine Art Metal or have Booksmart Studio print on the fine art metal. Please be sure to visit our dedicated Inkjet Metal shop website at http://www.inkjetmetal.com.

Fine Edition Printing.com

If you are looking to work with Booksmart Studio to produce your Fine Edition Inkjet Prints for an exhibition or just start an open edition. Please be sure to visit our dedicated Fine Edition Printing shop website at http://www.fineeditionprinting.com.

Custom ICC Profiling.com

Order your custom ICC Profiles now. Please be sure to visit our dedicated Custom ICC Profiling shop at http://www.customiccprofiling.com.