Mr Craggs' leftover type [artists' book]

Wood, Philippa and MacLellan, Tamar (2012) Mr Craggs' leftover type [artists' book]. [Artefact]

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A collaborative project with Tamar MacLellan. A limited edition artists' book entitled Mr Craggs� left-over type. Based on the contents of a found box of wooden type, this book uses limitations and availability to produce playful anagrams - to enable each letter to be used once within each phrase. Despite the limitations of the wood type, nine phrases were produced with accompanying mono-print illustrations � these were digitally printed and machine stitched to the letterpressed pages.

Additional Information:This artefact has been purchased by Oxford Brookes University for their Special Collections Library. This artefact was selected for an exhibition entitled Rukssian: Artists' Books. Curated by Sarah Bodman, V Vlasov, V K Lukin, M V Pogarsky. The exhibition was at the State Museum Reserve Tsaritsyno - March-May 2014. The artefact was purchased by The Slade (UCL) for their permanent collection. (November 2015).
Keywords:artists' book, letterpress
Subjects:W Creative Arts and Design > W213 Visual Communication
W Creative Arts and Design > W211 Typography
W Creative Arts and Design > W220 Illustration
Divisions:College of Arts > School of Architecture & Design > School of Architecture & Design (Design)
ID Code:7544
Deposited On:15 Feb 2013 15:08

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