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Artists’ Books / Fine Art Prints
The Center for Book and Paper Arts is committed to a growing publications program. This publishing arm, Epicenter, focuses on the production of fine press books, artists’ books, paper art, artists multiples, and ephemera. Epicenter is also devoted to producing unusual trade books and printed matter in large editions suitable for mass distribution. These projects are created mostly on the premises of the Center, by faculty, students and artists-in-residence.
The Dark Threw Patches Down Upon Me Also
by Ben Lerner
The Dark Threw Patches Down Upon Me Also, by Ben Lerner (author of the acclaimed novel Leaving the Atocha Station), is the latest book in the Epicenter Guest Editor series. It was designed, printed, and hand bound in spring of 2012 by InterArts Book + Paper MFA students under the direction of the program's visiting faculty member Inge Bruggeman. Continuing in the role of guest editor is Don Share, senior editor of Poetry Magazine.
The edition of 90 has text and imagery (from Brooklyn to Marfa) letterpress printed from photopolymer plates. Each copy has been individually numbered and signed by the author. MFA students involved in all aspects of the project include Jamie Weaver, Maria Virginia Rodriguez, Kate Morgan, David Jones, Elizabeth Isakson-Dado.
by Aram Saroyan
Based on a short theatrical piece by poet Aram Saroyan, Four Monologues is a small chapbook produced by students in Columbia College's MFA program's Advanced Printing course under the Epicenter imprint, bound in an edition of 300. Poetry Magazine Senior Editor Don Share calls the finished collaborative work "something unaccountably apt and beautiful: a handprinted, hand-sewn book consisting of four pockets, bound together, holding each piece of the work. The book makes tangible, as does Aram's piece, the poignant fact that these four writers were both brought together by writing and the printed page, and separated tragically by the events of history."
Mundo/Mano/Corazón —La Lotería
Lithograph by Don Colley
Chicago-based artist Don Colley created this limited edition print at Anchor Graphics, on the occasion of the Center of Book and Paper Arts Gallery exhibition Mundo/Mano/Corazón: Artists Interpret La Loteria.
This special limited-edition box of original prints by various book and paper artists features work by Sally Alatalo, Pamela Barrie, Paul Wong, Melissa Jay Craig, Hatch Show Print, Amos Paul Kennedy Jr., Audrey Niffenegger, Robin Price, Kerri Sancomb, Cathie Ruggie-Saunders, Book and Paper Center's founder Marilyn Sward, and others.