aequat omnes cinis - ‘The ash makes all things equal’
One charred volume of Encyclopaedia Britannica
Sams Creek schoolhouse
circulus vitiosus – vicious circle
14 red cloth bound volumes of State Laws, Ordinances and Sub-Ordinances
arranged as a circle on a rock platform in the middle of Sams Creek
series of 5 photographs over a period of 5 days (June 9 – June 14 2013)
Habent sua fata libelli. – ‘Books have their own fates’
Self portrait binding codex inperfecto
Rhonda Ayliffeone coptic bound circular ‘book’ formcreated from pages of Childcraft volume'Science at Work'temporarily placed beside some of the many moon jelly fishof Wallagoot Lake
(via art and etc: TAG - 21…)
Rhonda AyliffeEight Encyclopaedia Britannica surround the mulberry bush
(via art and etc: TAG - 20…)
42 pages from ‘how to earn a living in the visual arts’
folded into 42 paper cranes
and arranged as a spiral
(via art and etc: TAG - 19…)
"An Iota Alphabet" by Maia Kobabe. A letterpress alphabet book designed, set and printed by hand on a Chandler and Price press and a Vandercook Press. I have some of these finished books for sale on etsy.
Each page of this book features a different historical typeface, from a 72 point Della Robbia for ‘A’ to a 16 point Poliphilus for ‘Z’. The type faces decrease in size over the length of the book. Each page of the book has one more letter of the alphabet than the previous page, and each page is slightly longer than the page previous page. When the cover and title page are lifted the whole alphabet can be read, with each letter showing in a different font. Most of the books were stitched at the spine but a few are held together instead with a Chicago screw and can be spread out in a fan or spiral.
The book is 1.5 inches tall, 18.75 inches long and half an inch thick at the spin. It took over 8 months to design, print and hand stitch the whole edition (of 38).