DVC Bird Project

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Starling

I have completed my bird for the Delaware Valley Chapter of the Guild of Book Workers, a startling. There will be 37 birds altogether. I intend to bind mine as a double accordion. More on that later.

New Project

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trumpish

I have begun a new project which I think will involve the play King Lear. It is very early but the first manifestation is this bean bag puppet I am calling Trumpish. I will post updates periodically here, on Facebook and Instagram at emilymartin53.

New Book – Funny Peculiar Funny Ha Ha

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I have finished my new book: Funny Ha Ha Funny Peculiar or Funny Peculiar Funny Ha Ha just in time for the Codex 17 International Book Fair, I will be at table 132. This book is really two books in one. Funded in part by a grant from the College Book Arts Association. Additional information is available on the Books page.

 

Codex International Book Fair

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February 5, 2017toFebruary 8, 2017

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I will be showing my books, including my new artist’s book titled Funny Peculiar Funny Ha Ha at the Codex Book Fair, table 132, in Richmond, CA, USA.

Pantone Postcard Catalogs

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January 24, 2017toJanuary 23, 2018

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The catalogs have arrived! I will be selling catalogs at the Codex Book Fair table 132 in Richmond, CA, February 5-8, 2017. To order or for additional information go to the postcards page.

Project Assistance Grant awarded

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I have been awarded a project assistance grant by the College Book Art Association to partially fund my use of handmade papers from Katie MacGregor for the covers of my upcoming book Funny Ha Ha/ Funny Peculiar. Katie has made three custom colors of cotton papers that I will print on and use for the covers of the dos a do book. The bright red and the gray papers will be the two front covers and the middle color is for the shared back cover.

All Sorts is a Prize Winner, Pop Up Now – II, Portland OR

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November 4, 2016toDecember 17, 2016

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My book All Sorts  has been selected as a Gallery Choice award winner in the exhibit Pop-Up Now II, an international, juried exhibition of handmade pop-up and movable artists books at 23 Sandy Gallery, 623 NE 23rd Ave., Portland, OR. The Gallery Choice award was made by owner and artist Laura Russell. She says “As a graphic designer I find this book is not only an example of stellar design and color, but it is a well-researched and well-conceived work where each and every element from the structure, inspired by orange crates, to the double alphabet, counts. It is also flawlessly executed. Top notch quality.”

Artists’ Books exhibit, Studio Gallery, Washington DC

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October 26, 2016toNovember 19, 2016

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My book Out There, In Here is included in the invitational exhibit Divisions, Connections and Intersections: Fact and Fiction in Family Histories at the Studio Gallery, 2108 R St, Washington, DC.

Iowa Bibliophiles presentation

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October 12, 2016
6:30 pmto8:00 pm

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I will be involved in a variety of events related to the display of Shakespeare’s First Folio in Iowa:

SHAKESPEARE REDESIGNED, A UI Libraries exhibit, 25 August – 1 December, Main Library Special Collections, 3rd Floor exhibit space.

HAWKEYE SHAKESPEARE: Teaching Shakespeare in Iowa, a weekend workshop for college-level faculty and instructors, 23 -24 September, Main Library.

IOWA BIBLIOPHILES with Emily Martin, “Finding My Way to Shakespeare”, 12 October 6:30 – 8:00 pm, Main Library, 3rd Floor Special Collections Reading Room.

Artists’ Books Exhibit in Cuba

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September 28, 2016toOctober 28, 2016

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I have two books in the exhibit El Libro de Artists, Una Lectura Diferente = The Artist Book, a Different Perspective in Havana, Cuba.