Choose three works from volume two of "500 Handmade Books" to respond to in a total of 250-300 words.
Choose three works from volume one of "500 Handmade Books" to respond to in a total of 250-300 words.
After reading this week's selection from "For the Love of Letterpress," choose three book works to write about from this selection. Your responses should total 250-300 words.
After reading chapters 7 & 8 from Saunders & Chiplis, in approximately 250 words, describe the authors' process of settling on an idea for an artist's book (chapter 7) & describe the decisions that must be made (chapter 8) along the way as you refine your concept.
After reading the selection from "Altered Books, Collaborative Journals and Other Adventures in Bookmaking," use approximately 250 words to describe the following:
1) the book you intend to alter and the ideas you wish to express
2) the techniques from this reading you intend to explore as you work towards communicating your ideas
After reading the selection from "The Book as Art," choose three of the featured artist's books which caught your interest and do the following for each book:
1. State the name of the artist and title of the work.
2. Include a link to a website which can offer more information about that artist's work.
3. Describe the book briefly and explain why it captured your attention.
1. After reading Chapter 4 of the Saunders & Chiplis text, "For the Love of Letterpress," describe three adjustments that printmakers working on a Vandercook might make to create the perfect impression on paper. (200-250 words)
2. Choose one work from "Concrete Poetry" to describe and discuss (220-250 words),
1. After reading the selection from "Just My Type" by Simon Garfield, briefly describe one story from this text which encouraged you to think about the impact of typography in your daily life. (200 words)
2. After reading the selection from Saunders & Chiplis' "For the Love of Letterpress," cite a few passages that enlightened you further about the practice of letterpress printmaking. (200 words)
After reading selections from Relief Printmaking and Structure of the Visual Book, respond to these questions in a total word count between 250-300 words.
- What are some common characteristics amongst the different materials which can be manipulated and then inked to create relief prints?
- Why do you think printmakers have experimented with so many different types of block and plate materials?
- As a relief printmaking material, what are the characteristics of linoleum (lino) that make it unique and accessible?
- Choose three examples of artist's books from Structure of the Visual Book which showed a compelling connection between form and concept. Describe, briefly, what you found interesting about each one.
After reading the first part of "Letterpress NOW," imagine you are a printing press owner who is embarking on a new job printing 30 copies of a business card. The standard-sized blank business cards you will use are pre-cut and ready to be printed. Would you use a cylinder press like our Vandercook or a table top platen press like our C & P to do this job? Explain your answer based on what you learned in this reading.
Your readings and deadlines for responses are listed on the course schedule. Please respond to these questions and prompts about the readings in 150-250 words total.
Using two-three examples from the first reading by Sarah Bodman, describe how a book artist can use the materials and format of an artist's book to support what they are trying to convey.