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Day 34: Working on an artist's book

I changed to another project on my latest time in the studio. I've been working on a 100 page accordion book for The Lucerne Project, which also has its own blog (follow that link to see).

I'm up to 50 pages, comprised of signatures of three pages with a tab to join them together. I spent a few hours gluing the tabs and joining the signatures up. Here's the table with the materials set up:

I have an antique 9 lb iron that I use to press the pages together to solidify the bond:

And here's a view of the accordion book standing up:

It'll take me about another month to do the other pages, which I am creating by taking 'found' images of people in Lucerne, making 'damaged photos' of them, and transferring them to printmaking paper using the paper-litho transfer process. When that's done, I'll make a clamshell box to put them in.

This is all practice for the Artist's Book Class that I will teach at Interlochen this summer. Registration is now open for that class, and the Reduction Linocut class.


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