Together: Race & Identity print portfolio
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Spring 2017 Race & Identity in Book Arts seminar students created the fourteen prints in the Together portfolio as their final project. They represent the culmination of a semester that included installing two exhibits of artists’ books exploring issues of race and identity, interviewing prominent collectors, curators and artists working in the book form, and creating a course website (booksofcolor.omeka.net).
Using cut vinyl, pressure printing, digital printing of original artwork, original poetry, photography with metal and wood type, students designed, typeset and letterpress printed broadsides detailing issues related to their identity and race. Some prints explore personal histories or memories, post questions to the reader. Some are celebratory; others memorialize those lost. At times, the reader is challenged.
In a paper wrapper with the colophon and student names letterpress printed using Scripps College Old Style and Caslon typefaces, Together print portfolio contains fourteen prints incorporating handset letterpress with digital prints, photographs, pressure prints, and cut vinyl on Rives BFK paper. Process, the companion booklet, contains text and photographs by students about the process of creating their letterpress prints. Prints measure 6 by 9 inches. The edition size is twenty-five copies.
Bibliotheca Librorum apud Artificem
University of Texas, San Antonio
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