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|