Hard Copy 2015 Participants!

Hard Copy is excited to release the list of 2015 participants!

Where possible we’ve added hyperlinks to their websites or social media accounts, so check them out!

Brad Glenn
Sara Norquay
Chelsey Wong & Lynde Yu
Laura Ritchie & Lee Nielsen
Matthew McGuigan
Emily Chu (twitter & instagram: @heyemilychu)
Brnesh Berhe
Brittney Roy
Alberta Yarn Project
Alex Keays
Sergio Serrano
Brandon Bilhete
The Drawing Room
Paint Spot

We would also like to send out a big THANK YOU to Happy Harbour Comics for their continued and generous support as a sponsor of this project! Please support those who support us.

Hard Copy 2015 Call for Submissions

WHEN: October 3 + 4, 2015

WHERE: Stanley A. Milner Library, Edmonton Room

THE FEE: The non-refundable fee for a 6’ table
at the fair is $40. Spaces can be shared between two artists if they submit a joint application.

Submissions must include:

  • A short artist biography and CV with contact information.
  • A one page proposal explaining your interest and what you plan to sell at the event. If you haven’t made any books or zines yet DON’T WORRY! Just tell us what you plan on making and what form it will take.
  • Examples of work: For visual artists, 6 images taken from current books or related drawings, paintings etc. Images must be in .JPEG format. For writers, 3 short examples of writing (poetry, prose or non-fiction). Text submissions must be in .PDF format.

Application deadline: August 31, 2015  EXTENDED TO SEPTEMBER 8, 2015 at midnight.

Please send all submissions and other inquiries to hardcopyedmonton@gmail.com

Download the Call for Submissions

Hardcopy 2014 Workshops Announced!

On December 13th & 14th, Hardcopy: Edmonton’s Artist Book and Zine Fair is hosting a series of workshops in the studio space at Society of Northern Alberta Print-artists (SNAP). There are four great choices this year with some wonderfully talented peopole: letterpress with Cate Kuzik; calligraphy with LynnAnn Babuk; pop-ups & paper folding with Kevin Zak; and book binding with the Collective Scribble.

Interested in participating? Email hardcopyedmonton@gmail.com to register!*

Intro to Letterpress with Cate Kuzik

Saturday, December 13th from 11-1:30pm – $25/person | Facebook Event

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Turn your favourite catch phrase or quote into a large font poster in this hands-on demo style letterpress workshop. Participants will combine hand rolled color blends with over-sized metal & wood type to create a small edition of 11×15 posters. Designed as a class where people work in pairs, sign up with a friend for double the fun!

Cate Kuzik is a local, community-taught artist currently creating her fun, colorful letterpress creations as Ochre Lea. When she’s not carving images or printing on the letterpress, you may find her crocheting, knitting or making jewelry.

Calligraphy with LynnAnn Babuk

Saturday, December 13th from 2-4:30 – $20/person | Facebook Event

calligraphy letter

This mini workshop will demonstrate various styles of lettering, along with a brief history of lettering and the writing equipment.  Students will be given the opportunity to learn basic lettering forms, practice the strokes and the sequences to forming the letters.  The class will result in a small take home lettering piece and a base knowledge of the calligraphic arts.



Pop-ups & paper folding with Kevin Zak

Sunday, December 14th from 11am – 1:30pm – $20/person | Facebook Event

pop up wreath

Learn to make your own pop-up greeting cards. This workshop will introduce you to the art and craft of paper engineering. Learn about paper and the history and mechanics of bending, folding, and gluing paper to make pop-up creations. In this workshop you will make three different types of greeting cards.

With a passion for design in all forms, Kevin Zak runs an independent design consultancy, specializing in book and exhibition design, and is a contract academic at the University of Alberta.


Book binding with Collective Scribble

Sunday, December 14th from 2 – 5pm – $25/person | Facebook Event


Join The Collective Scribble to learn how to bind your own journal that will incorporate found and recycled materials. We like to call these “Left and Found” Books! Students will learn a variation of the coptic stitch and walk away with their very own hard cover book. All necessary tools and materials will be provided but please feel free to bring along your own papers, ephemera and favorite art supplies!

The first masterpiece any artist ever made was a scribble! Karly Kulpa & Christina Hamer believe that everyone is an artist. They bind books from reused papers to spark that childhood creativity of scribbling on scraps that once burned in all of us.


*Each class requires 10 participants to run, and space is limited!

A Night of Ink with Ted Bishop

Hardcopy is pleased to announce a mesmerizing talk by Ted Bishop about the history of ink. With a few surprises up his sleeve, this special event will be appropriately held in SNAP’s print shop on Jasper Ave &121 Street.

The Social Life of Ink

Date/Time: Saturday, December 13th at 7pm

Cost: $10/person.

Facebook Event

**Space is limited so advance ticket purchase is recommended. Tickets can be purchased in person this at the Hardcopy Book and Zine fair on December 6th & 7th from 11-5:30pm at dc3 Art Projects (10567 – 111 Street), or by emailing us at hardcopyedmonton@gmail.com