Printmade Artist’s Books
BookOpolis 2014 is titled Printmade Artist’s Books. It asks the artist to consider questions about the ‘printmade’ artist’s book: How do you create an artist’s book using printmaking techniques? What book structures lend themselves to combinations with printmaking? How do the book structure and the printmaking process interact when making the book art object? Why would an artist choose to printmake an artist’s book?
BookOpolis 2014: Printmade Artist’s Books features artists’ books made with any one—or more in any combination—original handprint processes, including relief, intaglio, planographic, stencil, and collography printing methods. Exciting because of its exploration of the unknown structurally, the printmade artist’s book explodes or whispers text and image into three-dimensional realms. The book may be one of a kind or one of an edition. The printmade artist’s book moves the printed art object off the wall and into the hands of a user/viewer/reader, creating a different experience of both art object and book object.
Many thanks to LeeAnne from L.A. Smith Productions for our 2014 BookOpolis video.
View images of all submissions to BookOpolis 2014 Printmade Artist Books at our Picasa Web Album.