Glue + Paper Workshop
We started Glue + Paper Workshop after years working in museums, trade publishing, academic publishing, and as freelancers. Collectively, we have designed and/or produced hundreds of books—from elegant casebound exhibition catalogues and collection books to price-sensitive "take away" books, trade art titles, gift and children's books. We have engineered moveable books, created books with interactive elements and alternative bindings, and sourced materials for kits and books "plus."

Our cumulative experience has taught us the importance of: building long-term relationships; effective collaboration; uncensored brainstorming; flexibility; a sense of humor; and displaying a pinch of ego.

Building long-term relationships. We strive to have every project exceed expectations, to run smoothly, and to stay within budget so our clients keep coming back. We are considerate of our vendors, and have excellent, long-standing relationships with museum-quality color separators and printers, both foreign and domestic. And, when needed, our workshop can expand to include excellent freelance writers, editors, photographers, illustrators, photo researchers, and translators.

Effective collaboration. We listen, knowing that everyone, from curators and editors to retail staff, brings specialized knowledge and insight to a project. Only uncensored brainstorming allows unpredictable, and possibly brilliant, ideas to surface. It is also true that some ideas are better than others. Promoting the best ideas while respecting all participants requires flexibility and a sense of humor, two qualities we have in abundance. Then there's that pinch of ego—enough to be personally invested in the final product, but not so much to hinder the process.

Some of our clients, past and present, include: 500 Capp Street Foundation, San Francisco; Abrams Books; Amon Carter Museum of American Art, Fort Worth; The Arts Club, Chicago; Art Institute of Chicago; Asian Art Museum, San Francisco; The Barnes Foundation, Philadelphia; Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, Berkeley; Cantor Arts Center at Stanford University, Palo Alto; Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh; Chicago History Museum; Chicago Cultural Center; Dallas Museum of Art; Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco; Isamu Noguchi Foundation and Garden Museum, Long Island City; Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; Museum of Modern Art, New York; Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach; Oakland Museum of California; Peabody Essex Museum, Salem; Philadelphia Museum of Art; Pomegranate; Portland Museum of Art, Portland, ME; Prestel Publishing; Saint Louis Art Museum; San Jose Museum of Art; Santa Barbara Museum of Art; Jan Shrem and Maria Manetti Shrem Museum of Art, Davis; Skira Rizzoli; Smart Museum of Art, Chicago; Smithsonian Books, Washington, DC; Toledo Museum of Art; and University of California Press.

If you have a project that requires creative collaboration, a design sensitive to the content, and quality cost-effective production and printing, contact us. We'd be happy to discuss.