Sunday, 25 January 2015

Next leg

First books of 2015 completed, the England leg of the Grand Tour series I've been putting together.  In contrast to the previous France and Germany editions, the tickets used for the covers of these are some London transport ones from the 1960's.  This was because I wanted some that had come to me from someone else's collection, as the others had, rather than collecting any deliberately.  The size and used quality of them works well with the torn paper pages inside.  I really like that each of these books is unique as the text and image combinations vary and cannot be repeated.

So the set so far looks like this, only Italy to add if the chance arises (ie I get any tickets!).

As before, I'll keep one copy and give one to the person who donated the tickets, so that leaves 3 to take to my next book fair, Artists' Bookmarket at the Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh 21-22 February.

Venturing out

A quick catch up on the end of 2014 before launching into new year activities:

From the series that I was working on, Grand Tour - France is now in the collections at Winchester School of Art library and University of the West of England library.

And, as a result of having some of my small books on the Impact Press table at Small Publisher's Fair in  London in November, some were selected for the collection at Yale Center for British Art.

They are: Ghost Train (2nd edition, Industrial) , A Series of Small Admissions, A Second Series of Small Admissions.