Handmade Artists' book by Carol Es, 2008.

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This senseless, handmade book include crude childlike drawings and words that come directly out of the artist's bedside sketchbook. They are ideas in a dream: funny inspirations taken from a half-sleeping brain gone mad. The drawings were kept as pure as they were when scribbled down in the middle of the night, re-drawn in gouache and reproduced as digital prints.

Every page is individually typed onto the pages from an old Underwood portable typewriter, so each book varies in text, mistakes, cross outs, and languages. The covers are letterpress on Crane's Lettra by Aardvark Letterpress, Los Angeles, Ca. The end papers are black, Strathmore Artagain paper with original scribbles, and the books are hand bound by the artist with waxed linen thread, and come in a brown craft box banded with an antique paper label with pretty birds. These circa 1890s fabric dye labels are chromolithographs, printed from multiple lithography stones - one stone for each color you see. (Chromolithography was used in the latter half of the 19th century, and was the first widely used color printing method.) These fabric dye bottle labels were used by textile merchants in England from the 1890's to the very early 20th Century.

Pages: 24 p. (Black/white/gray)
Dimensions: 5.5 x 8.5 in.
Cover: Letterpress on Crane's Lettra
Edition: 50

PRICE: $100.00   BUY NOW

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