Thank You Book #5 – Celebrating Hedi Kyle’s New Book!

Thank You Book #5 celebrates the official release of Hedi Kyle's new book, The Art of the Fold, which she wrote with her daughter, Ulla Warchol. Hedi has been a huge inspiration since I first discovered book arts 21 years ago. You may remember how much I gushed when she visited Portland for the Hello Hedi exhibition we held at 23 Sandy Gallery in 2015—probably the best show we ever did. In fact, we still receive orders for books from the show. You can still find the full online catalog of Hello Hedi here.

Thank You Books are a series of books celebrating the first 10 years of 23 Sandy Gallery and the plan is to create 10 over the next year or so. All free, open-edition books, perhaps one-sheet wonders, perhaps not. But, all aimed at thanking the oh so many friends, artists, librarians, visitors and supporters of the gallery.



Download a free PDF of the Hedi's Thank You Book by clicking here or on the thumbnail. For best results, print on 11 x 17 inch paper then follow the step-by-step instructions to cut out and fold into the Interlocking Loops book shown above. I printed mine at Staples on 67# text weight stock for less than a buck and they look great. You could also reduce to fit on letter-size paper for an even smaller book. For anyone interested in collecting all of the books in this series, click here to download PDFs of all four previous Thank You books. Plus, watch this blog for future releases.

Happy folding,


Artist Bio

Laura Russell is a photographer and book artist who creates hand-bound, limited-edition artist books that incorporate photographs of our urban landscape and tell a story about our culture and our communities. She has participated in national and international book arts and fine art exhibitions. Her books are collected by individual collectors and are in major collections at museums, libraries, universities and corporations. Laura is also the founder of 23 Sandy Gallery, a fine art gallery in Portland, 2007-2020, which is now owned and operated by Erin Mickelson.