Flecks of Light

– Out of Print –

Written and produced by the students in the Typography and the Book Arts class.

Students researched medieval color pigments, because the names of the pigments are so evocative, and the process of making the pigments so onerous.

We asked our new painting proessor Kasper Kovitz to give a talk about how painters decide on colors in painting, especially when the images are abstract. We looked at books on Turner, Rothko, Sonia Delaunay, Malevich, and Diebenkorn. Next we looked at the difficulties of color printing by letterpress, especially interesting since the students are so used to digital printers which so easily print in color.

After long discussions and the making of several models, the students decided on their color palette: the rainbow. They were inspired by an origami-folded book and decided to choose that structure. The book springs open, so the magnets hold the pages together until you want to open it. The magnets are useful for when you want to hand the book for display.

Size: 3.5 x 3.5 inches.

Edition of 92 copies.

The book is available for $225 plus California sales tax of $20.25 (if applicable) and shipping of $12.00. To order, please send a check to the Scripps College Press, 1030 Columbia Avenue, Claremont, CA 91711.

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