David and Christine's Profile

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Moon Moth Press is two people, two friends, two neighbors.

They met over 25 years ago doing theater (she designed sets and costumes, he acted and directed).

Before retiring after 30 years in higher education, she taught book arts and printmaking at one university. He continues to teach writing, statistics, quantitative research methods, and what-not at another university.

Christine (whose maiden name is Valentine) founded Moon Moth Press over 25 years ago for her artist's books. Many of those one-of-a-kind pieces incorporated old book covers (often found by her friend David).

In years past David would make cards for Chris with old book text peeking out from behind the images.

Now they make cards…

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  • Joined July 13, 2007

Favorite materials

vintage books and the boxes and boxes of old stuff we have each collected over the years

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About

Moon Moth Press is two people, two friends, two neighbors.

They met over 25 years ago doing theater (she designed sets and costumes, he acted and directed).

Before retiring after 30 years in higher education, she taught book arts and printmaking at one university. He continues to teach writing, statistics, quantitative research methods, and what-not at another university.

Christine (whose maiden name is Valentine) founded Moon Moth Press over 25 years ago for her artist's books. Many of those one-of-a-kind pieces incorporated old book covers (often found by her friend David).

In years past David would make cards for Chris with old book text peeking out from behind the images.

Now they make cards together (and she complains that he no longer sends her any). And they make "reconstructed books" into journals and albums ... what else to do with all those beautiful (but tattered) volumes and the boxes & boxes of Victorian ephemera they've accumulated over the years?

Despite our similarities, the two of us have our separate idiosyncrasies. She has a passion for symmetry; he has a passion for intricate cut-outs.

If you see moonmothpress in the forums, it's probably David.

Moon Moth Press is now on Facebook -- feel free to visit us there.

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