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"Fern Fish Rock Leaf" is one-of-a-kind artist book with letterpress poem and support pages and monprint images using a gelatin slab plate. Bound as an accordion with a custom slipcase.
A Collaboration with Artist Dudley Zopp, where she provided the artwork and I designed the book and presentation of each edition. Her inspiration was the Blue Marble Project, so that theme is carried throughout. Edition is 50: 25 slipcases and 25 clamshells.
"The Life of a Leaf" exterior box
"The Life of a Leaf" open Box with end sheet and Letterpress title page.
"The Life of a Leaf" prints 1 & 2.
"The Life of Leaf" prints 3 & 4.
"The Life of a Leaf" prints 5 & 6.
"The Life of a Leaf" prints 7 & 8.
"The Life of a Leaf" prints 9 & 10.
"The Life of a Leaf" prints 11 & 12.
Letterpress Edition_ "Phobia" - A small, letterpress edition focusing on Phobia that start with the letter "A". The content is a concrete-poetry typographic approach with illustrations interspersed.
The Tangerine Sea - Spreads from Cut paper Artist Book with pen & ink illustrations.
"Haiku Alphabet Zoo" deluxe color version is third in a series of three editions of this illustrated abecedarian. This version incorporates stencil-cut gelatin prints, watercolor and colored pencil in the illustrations. A lettered edition of 26 is available.
"Haiku Alphabet Zoo" hand-tinted version is second in a series of three editions of this illustrated abecedarian. This version incorporates soft watercolor over the letterpress illustrations. A lettered edition of 26 is available.
"Haiku Alphabet Zoo" black and white version is original version in a series of three editions of this illustrated abecedarian. A lettered edition of 26 is available.
A Rabbit's Tale - Visual story of a rabbit's life.
Ink Blot Manifesto - Artist Book of ink explorations.
Dribs & Drabs, Fits & Spurts - Spreads from bound Artist Book exploring ink on paper.
Book Arts_ "Shuttlecock" - "Ready Made" sculpture from a used French date book with folded pages and the addition of the red crown set the book in flight.
Assemblage_"Country Gentleman's Dream" - A shadowbox depiction from the series "Country Gentleman's Dream". This is No. 1 "The Blue Madonna"
Book Arts_ Collage from "Peace of Mind" - One of six panels that literally uses the book "Peace of Mind" to make a large format book arts exploration of the basic psychology of the mind.
Collage_"Assisted Memory" - From a series exploring the mind, its function and memory.
Hand-made Card_Maine Scene - Acrylic paint on colored stock capturing the quiet beauty of Maine in the winter.
Letterpress_Straw Flowers Card Set - Created for William Arthur Stationery, a subsidiary of Hallmark.
Letterpress_ Paisley Card Set - Created for William Arthur Stationery, a subsidiary of Hallmark.
Letterpress_"Book of Days" Calendar - A long format calendar handset in Goudy Openface.
Book Arts_ "Locked" Box - Hand constructed box. The design play with the swirls of the marbled paper and the lock of hair.
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Letterpress Collage BookArts

One-of-a-kind artist book with letterpress poem and monprint images using a gelatin slap plate.

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Richard Reitz Smith
Freelance Designer, Illustrator, Artist Camden, ME