The Book Lab
The Book Lab is dedicated to the History of the Book and to pursuing current innovations in Book Arts and Book Design. We explore the book as an artform, physical object, cultural object, and historical technology for writing, teaching, learning, and reading.
Our experiments and presentations engage books of different kinds: chapbooks and chapter books; miniature books and giant books; picture books and comic books. We believe archival research is complemented by experimentation and collaboration in all aspects of the book arts, from the cultivation of plants for paper fibers and inks to the creation of digital fonts based on historic typefaces.
As a result, we aim to encourage and facilitate interdisciplinary collaboration at Indiana University, Bloomington.