Bill Hanscom's Profile

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By training I am a graphic designer, book binder, and printmaker, but all of these have their own avenues and cross-overs and I love exploring as many of them as possible.

I spend my days working in a special collections conservation lab repairing old books and works on paper. My evenings are occupied by teaching book making and typography at a small art college on the north shore of Massachusetts, where I was raised and now I live with my wife Jessica and my two sons Lincoln Bear and Elliot.

I love working with my hands and the feel of natural materials. I think I knew for a good portion of my life that I liked working with my hands, but it took a long time to figure out how I wanted to direct my interests and even longer to really figure out what makes me happy. The work that I make jumps all over the place, from tools, to…

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  • Male
  • Born on December 31
  • Joined December 29, 2010

Favorite materials

Paper, ink, bone, leather, brass, parchment, wool felt, wood

About

By training I am a graphic designer, book binder, and printmaker, but all of these have their own avenues and cross-overs and I love exploring as many of them as possible.

I spend my days working in a special collections conservation lab repairing old books and works on paper. My evenings are occupied by teaching book making and typography at a small art college on the north shore of Massachusetts, where I was raised and now I live with my wife Jessica and my two sons Lincoln Bear and Elliot.

I love working with my hands and the feel of natural materials. I think I knew for a good portion of my life that I liked working with my hands, but it took a long time to figure out how I wanted to direct my interests and even longer to really figure out what makes me happy. The work that I make jumps all over the place, from tools, to books, to quirky little products, to who-knows-what. I have always been prone to distraction and diversions and tangents, and my work reflects that. There are so many subjects that are mysterious and thrilling to me and I dig into them and take in what I find and mix it up with other things and see what comes out.

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