Tuesday, March 5, 2013
Two new artist books
Over the weekend, I started to create two new artist books and I just finished them last night. I printed "The Jacket" series and "Another Me" in tintypes. The tintype series is printed on smaller 8"x8" handmade paper. I bought the paper as a part of a book making kit. It originally came pre-bound as a book block. I ended up just deconstructing the book block and printing each page individually from my printer. The deckle-edge was what caught my eye and I found that it lent itself nicely to the tintype aesthetic. The inner pages are of handmade paper as well. After the prints were made, I hand-bound the book again and cased it utilizing the same wine red bookcloth that I originally made my "Another Me" series in.
The second artist book was easier to make since I've made a few like it in the past. I bought Canson Etching Rag this time and was very pleased with the printing results. (Last time I bought Hahnemuhle watercolor artist inkjet paper and I found that the ink would smear after some time.) I found some retro-y inner pages and an old burnt orange book cloth for the cover.
Both books are clean and very seamless. I can't wait to show them off at SPE!