This book is an exploration of how to let process create the content for the thing created.
I started this project by making paper and keeping a journal of the paper-making process. The text of this journal became the inspiration for letterpress composition experiments. When I had enough sheets for a book, I sequenced the pages as aesthetic compositions and bound five copies.
Created at the Rhode Island School of Design in Spring 2005. Paper is Abaca. Printed on a Vandercook SP-15.
|Produced in an edition of 5 with case covered with make-ready sheets from the letterpress|
||Video of the page sequence|
|Example of the locked-up form (mostly using magnets) on the bed of the letterpress|
“Beautiful day today, could not pull a good sheet.”
“Four batches and 52 days later this book is complete.”