I’m still really suprised about this but in june I found out that I was one of the winners in the competition “Artists’ Books on Tour.” A total 925 projects were submitted to this competition and of those 50 were chosen and I was one of those 50.
“In order to bring visibility to contemporary developments in the field of artists’ books, we offer artists a platform to share their work within a unique all-European competition among book artists for the first time ever. We therefore invite artists to hand in their recent or planned art projects in the field: submissions will be accepted as completed physical or digital book objects or in the form of conceptual designs for projected but yet-unrealized book works. Outstanding works will be awarded a grant given by an international jury.”
Quote from the ABOT website.
This is a sneaky look at the book I have made for The Piracy Project.
“Andrea Francke & AND Publishing would like to invite you to contribute to The Piracy Project, an international publishing and exhibition project exploring the philosophical, legal and practical implications of book piracy and creative modes of reproduction. The project includes a series of talks and a five-day production workshop held at the Byam Shaw Library. The submitted works will then tour to international venues in 2011.” Taken from the website here.
Recently my earphones have stopped working. Anyone who lives in London, and spends alot of time on the tube and buses listening to music will know, that this is the beginning of the apocalypse. But something else happened, I actually started listening to strangers conversations, it was the weirdest thing. I started to write down some of the things I was hearing people say. And then started drawing the texts, and these five little books were born.
Also on etsy here. http://www.etsy.com/listing/68285710/broken-earphones
A valentines themed book. This is the first of two designs around the theme, that I have been experimenting with.
Ive started drawing on the way home and decided a simple japanese binding would work to keep all the drawings together.
This is the first hardback book Ive made in a good while. Its made with some scrap lined paper I found in the book arts studio.
also on here
I decided to try something different and attempt an unsupported blanket stitch. How ever I accidentally punched too many holes on the covers. Sometimes you have to make mistakes before you can learn something new.