Artist book prep Sunday

Today is shipping prep day for what may turn out as an unofficial book launch tomorrow of my artist book, The Flow of Light Brushes the Shadow. Regretfully I do not have any book signing events planned or exhibitions of the artwork. The books above were all pre-ordered in my lead-up to the publication of... Continue Reading →

Why pamphlet stitch an artist book?

For some reason this morning I had a bit of an aha! moment; that one thing that is not included in the Singular Images Press media kit for my artist book, The Flow of Light Brushes the Shadow, is that as a pamphlet stitch binding would resulting in a lay-flat book. The relevance of any... Continue Reading →

Meanings of Liu Guan Lue Yin

My artist book, The Flow of Light Brushes the Shadow, is one step closer to be published and in the midst of the pre-press activities for the center section of the book. Interestingly, while in the mode of making some very detailed commercial printing decisions, such as do we want to use a PMS color... Continue Reading →

Litho Printer’s mock-up Surprise

The Flow of Light Brushes the Shadow (Artist book mock-up) copyright 2022 Douglas Stockdale – When working with a commercial printer on a book or really any publication, requesting a mock-up that reflects your quote, printing paper and book design intentions is pretty common. I can also say it might be one of the more uninteresting aspects of... Continue Reading →

Double gate-fold feedback

The Flow of Light Brushes the Shadow (book-dummy) copyright 2022 Douglas Stockdale – I like to think I follow my own advice. One of the many aspects of creating a physical book-dummy is to be able to have show-n-tell moments with other artists, photographers, friends, curators, bookstores and the like. At the start of every one of my... Continue Reading →

Artist book-dummy making progress

The Flow of Light Brushes the Shadow (book-dummy) copyright 2022 Douglas Stockdale – A quick status report on my book-dummy for The Flow of Light Brushes the Shadow , which appears to be slowly making some good progress. I seem to be heading towards a small edition artist book, perhaps in conjunction with a book + print... Continue Reading →

The Flow of Light Brushes the Shadow

Chester, UK (The Flow of Light Brushes the Shadow) copyright 2012 Douglas Stockdale - I have not provided very many updates recently about my book-dummy for The Flow of Light Brushes the Shadow, that investigates (my) separation anxiety as it relates to travel. A bit unusual for me. Let's just say that this book-dummy has... Continue Reading →

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