Artist book by Harry Reese. Numbers 1-6 were co-published with Alpha Presse (Frankfurt) in 1995. Between 2007-2017, Edition Reese produced numbers 7-20 in a revised, expanded version. Contains prints, collages, rubbings, drawings, and paintings off and on and from 33 1/3 vinyl lp records, with unoriginal texts and ruminations by the artist. Variable edition of unique prints and labels.
Edition Reese · an edition of 73
signed and numbered by the artist
An artist book by Jean-Pierre Hébert. The poems and illustrations for this project are inspired and structured by Italo Calvino’s text and by John Cage’s “mesostics.” Inﬂuenced by the typography of Iliazd, we feature hand-set upper case Gill Sans on Niyodo Natural. Turkey Press handmade paper on the front and back covers.
In the words of the artist: “First, the book title as mesostic line ﬁlters and selects proper city names as wing words. Then, city-name mesostics assemble each poem from snippets chosen in their order of appearance within each city chapter. Last, fractal timelines animate worlds of lines, colors, and symbols implied by each city character and text properties. Generative poetry composed by ideas translated into code, deliberate rule breaking through chance or bugs, and digital humor.”
Pen and ink drawings have been letterpress printed from photopolymer plates on Kakishibu from the Fuji Mill in Japan. Black die-cut Moriki sheets are interspersed throughout the book. The binding features textured Kakishibu over thin boards and a copper spine letterpress printed with the artist’s name. This project was produced for the Santa Barbara Museum of Art and The Contemporary Arts Forum. The edition is 125 signed copies. 7.25 x 4.5 inches.
The text, adapted from an Egyptian cosmology, was printed from handset Bembo in an expanded 8-fold format. A photoengraved image of the artist is printed on 1954 Whatman watermarked paper with adhered gampi silk tissue. This project was produced for the University Art Museum, University of California, Santa Barbara. The edition is 100 signed copies. 5 x 6 inches (extends to 20 x 12.5 inches.)