Artists book · Bookbinding

Creating Artist’s books; book extracts

Introduction to what an Artist’s book is:01020304
Artist’s book example: Kate Farley “Inside Out”. A flat sheet folded and relief printed to suggest the complexity and awkwardness of self-awareness. Edition of 20 (30 x 40 cms open – 8 x 8 cms closed) 

When viewed as a book, the lines and dots on the pages seem random, but when folded out they create an image. It fits the description of “complicated” and “awkward” at first, but once un-folded and open it all makes sense, just like real life self-awareness.
I think this would be a good method for showing something that is seemingly unconnected, but when together forms to make one big picture – applied to bees, you could show all the little things that affect bees and then open it out to reveal the bigger picture.

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Beautiful and alternative way of signing off a collaborative (or non) artist’s book. I simply thought this was nice, instead of just signing it.

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Artist’s book don’t have to be made entirely out of paper or card, as this example shows them made out of gloves. I never thought of making a book out of something other than card or paper, so this may be interesting to look at and experiment with.

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Paper folding methods just for future reference~~~

Sources used in this blog post:
-Bodman, S. (2005) Creating artists’ books (printmaking handbooks). London: A & C Black Publishers.

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