The Sunday Paper #163, June 18, 2017
If you look closely, you can see the edges of the papers above are white. That indicates that the other side of each sheet is also white. I’m making these double-sided (duplex) papers for my next artist’s book, Tangential. I am working my way through the range of chromatic colors, and I’ll end up with ten assorted papers in a few weeks! You’ll have to wait to see the significance of the double-sided papers in the book – there is a reason!
In the Studio:
For me, designing a book is the fun part: copy writing, layout, graphic design, paper selection/making, printing, binding, and more! And then it is finally time to create the actual book. I’m still in the design phase (yay!) and had fun this week exploring the potential of magnetic paint. Here’s a little video showing my experiment.
Just the other day, I noticed a pop-up book in the little free library box in our neighborhood! That’s quite the antithesis of collector Ellen K. Rubin (aka the Popuplady’s) experience. Rubin never saw a pop-up book as she was growing up. When she bought two for her young sons in the 1980s, she was amazed, and her collection now boasts 9,000 pop-ups!
Whoa, that’s a LOT of books! The Parthenon of Books by artist Marta Minujín is a decisive symbol of resistance to any banning of writings and the persecution of their authors. As many as 100,000 formerly or currently banned books from all over the world were used to create the work, which is now on view at Dokumenta in Kassel, Germany.
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