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.
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.”
FULLY FUNDED: The Kickstarter campaign is fully funded to print a catalog of all the postcards from the Pantone Postcard Project. The Kickstarter campaign ended on September 24. Copies of the catalogs can be pre-ordered by contacting me through the website. The catalogs will be available in February, 2017.
My book All Sorts is one of the finalists for the Meggendorfer Artist Book Prize. The prize will be awarded during the bi-annual Movable Book Society meeting in Boston. For more information on the Movable Book Society and the prize go to: The Movable Book Society
I am pleased to announce plans for a catalog of the Pantone Postcard Project. There will be a Kickstarter campaign to defray the upfront costs for the design and printing that will be announced soon. There will be an introductory essay by Mark Dimunation (#19-4305 Pirate Black). Sara Sauers (#4685) will be the book designer. I (19-3935 Deep Cobalt) will also write an essay about the project. The postcards will be shown front and back with a thumbnail of the original postcard.
I will be giving a lecture on my artists books and stop-motion animation regarding two of Shakespeare’s tragedies Romeo & Juliet and Othello at the Library of Congress June 9, 2016 3:00pm in the Rosenwald Room, Rare Books and Special Collections, Washington DC, USA.