After meeting with the Dual Graphs pre-press team to provide the final tweaks and approval of the art work, the job went to the press. I also did a quick assembly of the hard copy prints to create a trial book dummy just to really, really sure that everything was going to plan.
Well my book not only has gone to press, I also picked up the various boxes of sheets and covers to start my self-publishing book production! Earlier this week I drove up to Dual Graphics in Brea to pick up my printed book parts that I would be using to hand make my limited edition artist book Middle Ground/En Medio Tierra. I was taken back a bit when the guy at will-call pointed at a pallet of boxes and stated that it was my print job. Fortunately it was a small pallet and I was able to load all of the boxes into my SUV.
I then laid out the 11 boxes of the leporello book parts along with two versions of the cover in sequence in the garage. wow. Then after a quick inspection of the printed sheets, I brought these into the house and set up my book “production line” in the dining and living room. With a book interior that stretches out over 21 feet, I needed all of that space for this book binding effort.
It is taking a little while to hand glue each of the leporello connections for each book. So this might turn out to be my month of May project. Yesterday, I took two of the first books up to Fabrik Projects in order that they have a finished book to show and take orders, if not sell these. I am working on the next batch for the artist opening on Saturday evening and then start filling the book orders.
Yes, the book is still available and if you are interested, I will still cover the US shipping cost and part of the International shipping cost. So here (again) are the artist book publication details:
Self-published, publication date; May 2018 (concurrent with exhibition at Fabrik Projects, Los Angeles, CA)
Stiff covers with flap-over French fold, Leporello book design
Pages: 66 pages (blank verso)
Photographs: 31 Images, color
Printing: 4 color lithographic printing
Leporello binding: hand-bound by the artist
Book design and layout by the artist
Artist book, edition size 99 + 5 A/P
Book trim size: 6-1/2” x 8-1/4” (165mm x 210mm)
Acknowledgements & Colophon, without essays, captions or pagination
Cover paper: 18 pt C1s Tango
Interior paper: 80# GPA Uncoated Text
Text: English and Spanish
Retail price: $59.50 USD
So ping me if you are interested in a copy of this edition! firstname.lastname@example.org