Click on the link above to learn more about the show and download all three artists books.
A few months ago Otis College of Art and Design commissioned me to do a single-sheet Artists Book for the exhibition Binding Desire: Unfolding Artists Books. The only restriction was size (8.5 x 11in) so it could be printed from any computer. The book is now available for download and it includes folding directions. There are two other book artists, Hazel Mandujano and Bonnie Thompson Norman, who participated as well.
“Extinct,” is about the evolution of communication and how face to face interaction is becoming extinct. It is a texting conversation I had with my father. He is trying to adjust to technology and learn/create his own texting abbreviations. It is hilarious and sad because the spoken word is fading. I created the images in the book with pressure printing on a Vandercook and the text is hand lettering.
If you are in the Los Angeles area you should check out the show. The exhibition is up till March 30th. If you are not able to visit the gallery download the artist books.
Here are details about the exhibition: “Binding Desire: Unfolding Artists Books is a group exhibition featuring approximately 120 works from Otis Millard Sheets Library’s Special Collection of 2,100 artists books dating from the 1960s to the present.” (from the Ben Maltz Gallery Website)
Here are some pic of my book…