Sarah Bryant one-of-kind piece {trace}

Sarah Bryant one-of-kind piece {trace}

Trace Newspaper { translation of creative process }

Trace Newspaper { translation of creative process }

Trace Books + Map of sounds

Trace Books + Map of sounds

catalog archive

A printed archive that reflects our creative practice from 2013-2015. It was designed and printed on Sugar Mountain, NC in 2014 using the processes of letterpress, risograph and digital print methods. In an edition of 100, they were hand-bound at Penland School of Crafts in NC.

 

 

 

shift artist books

Using the title SHIFT as a point of departure, each artist created a book of identical dimensions to reflect a shift in perspective or point of view. The set of five books are housed in an enclosure and hand printed and bound in an edition of 20. 

 

 

Denise Bookwalter, Shape-Shifting "This book is about the complexity and beauty in a simple piece of paper as it shifts from a flat surface to a crumpled ball. The paper begins as a level space with straight lines of plaids but shifts to valleys and peaks revealing its topography. 3D modeling was used to distill the complexities of the crumpled sheet to lines and form creating a unique landscape visible only within the pages of the book."

Denise Bookwalter, Shape-Shifting
"This book is about the complexity and beauty in a simple piece of paper as it shifts from a flat surface to a crumpled ball. The paper begins as a level space with straight lines of plaids but shifts to valleys and peaks revealing its topography. 3D modeling was used to distill the complexities of the crumpled sheet to lines and form creating a unique landscape
visible only within the pages of the book."

Tricia Treacy,  {redirecting shift} "{redirecting shift} is an visual narrative that translates characters (glyphs) and grid systems into a visual story. What is left when we delete or remove the content? It was inspired by strike-through text, glyphs and music."

Tricia Treacy,  {redirecting shift}
"{redirecting shift} is an visual narrative that translates characters (glyphs) and grid systems into a visual story. What is left when we delete or remove the content? It was inspired by strike-through text, glyphs and music."

Sarah Bryant, Shift in Position "My take on shift: a shifting body during a restless night. The arrangement and rearrangement of the panels echoes the kind of repetitive half-dreaming that comes to me during periods of sleeplessness. The imagery in the book and the print comes directly from photographs of my body moving. The language, when read in different orientations, speaks about ways that we move and change without awareness."

Sarah Bryant, Shift in Position
"My take on shift: a shifting body during a restless night. The arrangement and rearrangement of the panels echoes the kind of repetitive half-dreaming that comes to me during periods of sleeplessness. The imagery in the book and the print comes directly from photographs of my body moving. The language, when read in different orientations, speaks about ways that we move and change without awareness."

Katie Baldwin, 1825–1862–1918 (Shift) "The artist book and print investigate the three diggings of the Erie Canal. In the same way that the canal is dug and re-dug, a story is told and re-told. Each time, the canal’s expansion is accomplished with improved technology—a narrative repeated and rewritten from a new perspective."

Katie Baldwin, 1825–1862–1918 (Shift)
"The artist book and print investigate the three diggings of the Erie Canal. In the same way that the canal is dug and re-dug, a story is told and re-told. Each time, the canal’s expansion is accomplished with improved technology—a narrative repeated and rewritten from a new perspective."

Macy Chadwick, Shift in Perspective "For my interpretation of *shift*, I looked at the same conversation from two different perspectives within the same mind. The dos-a-dos book format contrasts the two views. A romanticized view of a conversation on one side is full of layers and colors, imaginings and illogical interpretations; an analytical view on the other side applies charts and graphs to bits of the same imagery in search of meaning."

Macy Chadwick, Shift in Perspective
"For my interpretation of *shift*, I looked at the same conversation from two different perspectives within the same mind. The dos-a-dos book format contrasts the two views. A romanticized view of a conversation on one side is full of layers and colors, imaginings and illogical interpretations; an analytical view on the other side applies charts and graphs to bits of the same imagery in search of meaning."

 

 

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[in code]

The first series of collaborations highlights platforms of communication. The idea of [in code] is inspired by our interest in physical limitations of communication in both the digital and the analog worlds. Here we play on the comparison between the letterpress job case and the digital character set, the composing stick and the 140-character limit of a tweet. Despite these physical limitations, the possibilities for communication are endless.

The project utilizes social media, letterpress, and text based communication (tweets) from the book art and print communities. It took place during two national conferences at The University of Utah in Salt Lake City in January, 2014 and San Francisco Center for the Book in March, 2014. During each event, we gathered information pulled live from twitter feeds to print a series of letterpress posters. These posters were displayed, documented and retweeted on twitter.

The zine was produced to document the creative process of the [in_code] project. It is printed in an edition of 100 using letterpress, risograph, digital and Xerox processes. The covers were letterpress printed by Sarah Bryant of Big Jump Press in the UK. They can be purchased at Printed Matter in NYC.

This project received a micro-grant from Printeresting. 

  (process images from the University of Utah + San Francisco Center for the Book)

 

(process images from the University of Utah + San Francisco Center for the Book)