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The New Alexandrian Library: MA BookObject - Edition Footura black - Karl-Frie.

MA BookObject - Edition Footura black - Karl-Friedrich Hacker

I have not heard from Karl in quite a while, but suddenly again, he appears in the post with a surprise - doing something I have never got around to, but had always intended! What does one do with all the beautiful envelopes, with all the trouble people have gone to when sending zine material? A hand stitched, decorated book of envelopes from all around the world. I have to check if El Mao Tao is still going - that was an amazing assembly book - does anyone know? Such editions were the…

The New Alexandrian Library: MA BookObject - Edition Footura black - Karl-Frie.

MA BookObject - Edition Footura black - Karl-Friedrich Hacker

I have not heard from Karl in quite a while, but suddenly again, he appears in the post with a surprise - doing something I have never got around to, but had always intended! What does one do with all the beautiful envelopes, with all the trouble people have gone to when sending zine material? A hand stitched, decorated book of envelopes from all around the world. I have to check if El Mao Tao is still going - that was an amazing assembly book - does anyone know? Such editions were the…

The New Alexandrian Library: Babel Edition (Cheryl Penn)# 1 Cheryl Pe.

The New Alexandrian Library

The New Alexandrian Library: Babel Edition 9Original (Cheryl Penn)# 1 Cheryl Pe...

The New Alexandrian Library: Babel Edition (Cheryl Penn)# 1 Cheryl Pe.

The New Alexandrian Library

The New Alexandrian Library: Babel Edition 9Original (Cheryl Penn)# 1 Cheryl Pe...

The New Alexandrian Library: Babel Collaborations

Babel Collaborations

There have been about 17 participants in this collaboration so far, with just 3 sets outstanding, but mostly on their way. They have been collated into three pocket books for the New Alexandrian Library and one set has gone to Japan for exhibition in December. Each participant received 5 other altered copies of Babel. Here are some of the USA collaborations received: Cheryl Penn/John Bennett (USA) Cheryl Penn/Allan Bealy (USA) Cheryl Penn/Rosaire Appel (USA) Cheryl Penn/Mark Sonnenfeld (USA)…

The New Alexandrian Library: Night Crossing.

Night Crossing. Cheryl Penn.

Unique Altered Book. Night Crossing was appropriated because of its title. I have taken ‘night crossing’ to mean that moment of transition when the night crosser, a symbolic person, transforms and re-contextualizes the fragments and images of one’s day into the dream image sequences of the night. Again, most of the text is obliterated with the surreal elements remaining; those textual fragments which allude to dreams. For example; …there were shadows at the front door, beyond the glass……

 Let me give you an idea – about three weeks prior to the digital art . Curiosity Killed The Cat, Kitten Rescue, Art Festival, Cheryl, Collaboration, Original Paintings, Digital Art, In This Moment, Artists

FACEBOOK

Face Book Unique Book. 2014. A book of ridiculousness compulsions. Let me give you an idea – about three weeks prior to the digital art festival celebrating ‘20 years of democracy’, I decided to paint the entire department for the staff exhibition. That’s not five or ten portrait exercise, that’s about 80 portraits, all original paintings. The book is called Face Book - obviously! The portraits are 25cm x 25cm in accordion format. If that was ALL I had to do, I would not be thinking I was…

The New Alexandrian Library: Evidence for Trees

Evidence for Trees

Evidence for Trees Edition of 4 handmade Artists’ Books. Spine: The Authentic Massacre of the Innocent Image, painting # 115. Accordion bound, text, paint, photographs, digital prints, photographs by Casey Aub. This was a book filled with strange words, written at a strange time in my life. Do you ever feel like you’re being coloured in said Casey? What do you mean? Like when you turn the pages of books people are sometimes red, or yellow, or blue, it’s a scratchy feeling. ---No said I, but…

The New Alexandrian Library: David Stone - Citadel 20 - 67

David Stone - Citadel 20 - 67

Citadel 20 – 67 This collection of poems, accompanied by hand written notes by David Stone, represents poetry in The Citadel series which would eventually find its way to the publishing house of Cyberwit. The first 19 Citadel poems were bound as two envelope books for An Encyclopedia of Everything in the "Undo to Read" series. Citadel 20 is dated 15/11/2015 and Citadel 67 is dated 27/4/2017. I am very grateful to have observed, in a small way, David’s journey in this series. His words…

The New Alexandrian Library: Envelopes 2 And Things

Envelopes 2 And Things

Unique Book, commercial wire binding comprising the envelopes of John Bennett (USA). Some of his sendings are interspersed between the opened envelopes (including the days of swopping shopping lists...). Other envelopes are partially opened to form pockets for his TLP's. Book 2 in the series. This book was inspired by Karl Friederick Hackers work MA Book Object - Edition Footura black – see: http://newalexandrianlibrary.blogspot.com/2019/10/ma-bookobject-edition-footura-black.html Karl had…

The New Alexandrian Library: Step into England's Story - Dean - Artist in Seine. Collage Book, Name Games, Mail Art, Dean, England, Artist, English, Artists

Step into England's Story - Dean - Artist in Seine

Unique artists book. No 1444 dated 26th February 2017. I don't think 1444 represents the amount of books Dean has made, and I always have to chuckle when I type Deans name-game - it resonates so well... Accompanying the story of England was a note which said he was taking a break from Mail Art for a couple of years. Mail Art is a demanding task master, as those of you who have been held in its thrall understand. Its compelling and compulsive; the free exchange, the over flowing post box, the…

The New Alexandrian Library: Study Art - Peter Müller (Germany) [Verlach Friedi. Peter Müller, John Waters, Art Studies, Art School, Germany, Study, Watercolor, My Favorite Things, Artist
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Study Art - Peter Müller (Germany) [Verlach Friedichrodaer Hefte]

From my favourite book artist in Bremen: Study Art Unnumbered book of loosely bound copies of paintings which appear to have watercolor beginnings and digital endings. Included in this sending were three other books and three prints from a “set of single cards”, a series of 39, numbered 1, 10 and 11. “for breeding or bounty for fun or fame for prestige or spite for style or glory for pride or power for profit or hobby” This book is based on the words/work of John Waters from an exhibition in…

Penn, Cheryl (South Africa) Chapbooks Babel (Where the Babbling Began) A publication of 70 chapbooks by Tonerworks (Reed Altemus)

Chapbooks - I have a LIBRARY to blog...!

Penn, Cheryl (South Africa) Chapbooks Babel (Where the Babbling Began) A publication of 70 chapbooks by Tonerworks (Reed Altemus) 2013. Going back to the start, where the babble began. It’s a very good practice to have a place one always goes back to when ‘stuck’. As language is one of my great passions, I always return to the Tower of Babel as the origin of new work - it’s a great spark, and Reed was kind enough to publish a set of these visual poetry images. Asemic Works I paint, scratch…

Making Poetic the Visual and Visual the Poetic This book came about as a result of Course 2 in the MoJo Modules - Accessing Instinctual. History Of Poetry, What Is Poetry, Word Formation, Free Verse, How To Find Out, How To Make, Mail Art, Freedom Poems
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Making Poetic the Visual and Visual the Poetic

Making Poetic the Visual and Visual the Poetic This book came about as a result of Course 2 in the MoJo Modules - Accessing Instinctual Creativity. The five classes were: What is Poetry and this included a skid through the history of poetry and its various forms. Using asemic writing, we then wrote a limerick, a quatern, a sonnet and free verse poetry - all of which would form part of a chapbook which was published in an edition of 5 at the end of the course. Free Form word formation and…

Making Poetic the Visual and Visual the Poetic This book came about as a result of Course 2 in the MoJo Modules - Accessing Instinctual. History Of Poetry, What Is Poetry, Word Formation, Free Verse, How To Find Out, How To Make, Mail Art, Freedom Poems
What Is PoetryFree VerseHow To MakeMail Art

Making Poetic the Visual and Visual the Poetic

Making Poetic the Visual and Visual the Poetic This book came about as a result of Course 2 in the MoJo Modules - Accessing Instinctual Creativity. The five classes were: What is Poetry and this included a skid through the history of poetry and its various forms. Using asemic writing, we then wrote a limerick, a quatern, a sonnet and free verse poetry - all of which would form part of a chapbook which was published in an edition of 5 at the end of the course. Free Form word formation and…

The New Alexandrian Library: Toxic Bachelors Toxic Men, Everything She Wants, Altered Books, First Night, How To Look Better, Crafts, Manualidades, Book Art
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Toxic Bachelors

Toxic Bachelors Unique altered book, mixed media, including collage, altered text, inserted letters, nuts/bolts, glass case. So this is an oldie, but a goodie. I heaved it out from under the building rubble - not the bricks and mortar rubble, the STUFF rubble. I’m SO in two minds as to what to do with my collection of books. I must have, altogether, over 1000 artists books, in the main, handmade. I really DO need a reading room. Toxic Bachelors was part of my altered books stage. It was made…