– Out of Print –

The relationships between the four dimensions: line, area, volume and time, were the focus of this class. We started by drawing from nature, drawing only the edges of leaves and flowers in a continuous line, in order to explore the boundary. Next we allowed lines to intersect, creating areas, which demanded to be filled with color. This led us to choose colors which followed the seasons, starting with winter. To depict volume, we overlapped and lifted images off the page. The time element was reflected in the changing of the seasons, as well as the time it took to produce the original drawings and getting each process done in a timely fashion. The sparse text was developed after the images were finalized. In the end, we wanted the images to be just out of reach of recognition.

This is the 54th edition in our collaborative book series in the Typography and the Book Arts class. Most of the elements of this book were not printed, which is unusual for our semester book project. All the drawings were hand-copied from the students’ original master drawings using light tables. The students drew with a Uniball Signo .38 pen. The colorizing was by pochoir using Duralar hand-cut stencils and Color Box pigment pads. The text type is 12 pt. Centaur and Arrighi, small and delicate. We chose Somerset Satin as the text paper because it takes drawings so well. The simple paper binding utilizes Arches Cover Black. The cover image was drawn with a white Uniball Signo pen. Size: 5.5 x 11 inches. The edition size is 111 copies.

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If you would like to purchase a copy of the books or broadsides, please send a check, payable to the Scripps College Press, to the address below. Please add California sales tax of 8.75% if book is in stock, and a shipping fee of $12.00 per book.

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