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Publishing, Bookmaking, Storytelling

  • Harmony House 561 Lomita Drive Stanford, CA, 94305 United States (map)

The Stanford Institute for Diversity in the Arts and Stanford Career Education BEAM: Bridging Education, Ambition & Meaningful Work presents lunch and conversation with Matt Austin, founder and director of Candor Arts. Candor Arts designs, handcrafts, and publishes books that focus on living, learning, and healing. Recent releases include Moonwork by A-lan Holt (‘11) and De by Victor Yañez-Lazcano (MFA ‘18). Austin will speak candidly about the nuts and bolts of publishing, how artists move from ideas to finished product, the elegance of handmade books, as well as intimate stories of finding purpose in the workplace. Event is free and open to the public. Lunch is provided.

Candor: The quality of being open and honest in expression.


Matt Austin is an artist, educator, and publisher based in Chicago, IL. He is the founder and director of  Candor Arts, a press that focuses on life, learning, and healing. The output of Austin's creative practice ranges widely in form, but share a focus on the importance of honesty and learning from others. Inspired by failure and often motivated by fear, he demonstrates his enthusiasm for living by trying things out. Austin currently teaches at the School of the Arts Institute of Chicago.