Tokyo Art Book Fair 2015: Q & A with Marc Tibbs

Name: Marc Tibbs
From: San Diego, California
Time in Japan: 3 years
Education: Bachelor of Fine Arts

marc-tibbs-3-by-thirteen-booksHow long have you been making books?
I took a book binding course my senior year college in 2011 and have been making book ever since.

What is the biggest challenge for you when you make a book?
The hardest part of making a book for me is sticking to the original theme and making a cohesive story.

What kind of books are you making for this fair?
The books I made for this year’s fair is the product of 39 days of drawing and writing.

Time and Location Details
The Tokyo Art Book Fair is held from September Saturday 19 – Monday 21 (holiday)
at Kyoto University of Art and Design, Tohoku University of Art and Design GAIEN CAMPUS
Marc and Art Byte Critique Members are on the 2nd floor booth G-11
1-7-15 Kita-Aoyama, Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japan
HOURS:
Saturday: 3-9
Sunday: 12-8
Monday: 11-7

And So It Begins: Tokyo Art Book Fair 2015

  Finally! After lots of preparation it’s set-up time for the Tokyo Art Book Fair. I’m super early because Hitoshi has a morning soccer game and if I wanted a ride I had to go early. Real early.

But I’m the first one here and I’m enjoying the quiet energy. I can’t wait to meet the other book artists and see the fruits of everyone’s hard labour.

This is the quietest it will be for the next three days.

  
Art Byte Critique is on the 2nd floor in room G-11. Hope to see you!

Dates: September 19th (Sat) through 21st (Mon, Holiday), 2015

Venue: Kyoto University of Art and Design, Tohoku University of Art and Design GAIEN CAMPUS

1-7-15 Kita-Aoyama, Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japan

HOURS:
Saturday: 3-9
Sunday: 12-8
Monday: 11-7

Tokyo Art Book Fair 2014: Interview with Marc Tibbs

With only a couple days more until the Art Book Fair starts, the fifth of seven interviews with Art Byte Critique members presents Marc Tibbs. Marc studied in the United States.

Where are you from? 
Growing up in many different cities of the world, my mother always encouraged me and my sister to open our eyes and hearts to the world and to continually be inspired by the experiences and environments that we found ourselves in. I never set out to become anything in particular and never held myself to a specific dream, but continually try to move forward through life only to live creatively and push the scope of my experience for adventure and to follow my passions. If I set out tell you about it all right here, I would likely only be able to create a thin, unsatisfying outline of a few of the things I have noticed along the way. It would take me forever to tell it all and I leave it up to the things that I create to tell the story.
What’s your process?
I have no clear process and prefer to make things up as I go along. The things that I enjoy doing tend to develop and evolve into something interesting. This bookmaking project started with learning how to stitch a book together and everything else continued from there. I experimented with ideas in words, sketches and by physically making the books. One thing that caught my attention early on were books with wooden covers, so I tried to incorporate that into my project.
 
Do you have any favorite materials?
Anything I can get my hands on a play around with. My favorite materials at the moment are acrylic paints, ink, good paper, and wood panels.
Do you have a website where we can learn more about your work?
I do not currently have a website for my work.

 

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