Susan Porteous own Green Bird Press, a small letterpress printing and bindery operation with a modern, minimalist, often geeky approach to design. Cards, coasters, and other products are all hand printed on an antique tabletop press using a combination of handset type and custom metal plates. Journals are hand bound using traditional binding techniques, often feature recycled leather for their covers, and are perfect for writing or drawing.
Susan is also a book and paper artist whose work focuses on sculptural book works and origami installations that investigate issues of form, content, word, and image. Her work has been exhibited in museums and galleries throughout America and in Europe and can be found in multiple publications on book art including Various Small Books (MIT Press) and Art Made From Books (Chronicle Books).
When Susan’s not in her studio, she’s usually helping her husband run their board game store, Modern Boardshop, just down the road. A place where people can pick up the latest board game, or meet up with friends to hang out, play a game, and have a beer or soda.