Sunday, November 2, 2014

Week 44: Artists and Dreamers

                                            Enter through
                                            this gate

                                            And wash
                                            your hands

                                            In the

                                            Of artists
                                            and dreamers.

   The book-of-the-week for Week 44 is a slat book titled Artists & Dreamers. It's made with bookboard slats which have been covered on the outside with paper dyed with walnut and cochineal. The four slats are strung together with brown tinted linen thread wrapped around two vintage buttons. The title plate and text are letterpress printed on handmade Japanese mulberry paper with Oldstyle Italian Italic font.

all folded up, it fits in the hand
The interior paper is a watercolor painting with hand-ground earth pigments that were dug up on the grounds of an artist community in the mountains of North Carolina. It is the inspiration for the poem Artists & Dreamers.

earth drawing and letterpress poetry
a view of the mountain gate

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