Robin Price, Printer & Publisher
Starr Mill Beverly Heights
Middletown, CT 06457

860.344.8644
rprice@wesleyan.edu

 

43, According to Robin Price,
with Annotated Bibliography


11.75 x 8 x 1.5 inches, opens to 20 ft wide; 32 pages with supplemental 32 pp booklet;
Standard edition, 86 copies [2007-08]; Deluxe edition, 12 copies [2009]

     
   

Text excerpts from 86 books significant to me—mostly other artist's books—were gathered using formulas based on the number 43, which was my age at the genesis of the project. Paper maps from locations along the 43rd parallels are bound in an accordion that structurally supports the main text, which is printed on graph paper and also hinged together as an accordion. A Legend Card and supplemental Annotated Bibliography are included. 43 was directly inspired by the fifty-volume Zweite Enzyklöpadie von Tlön, by Ines v. Ketelhodt and Peter Malutzki, and Arplines by Harry Reese. A river, borrowed from the Ninja Press book The Real World of Manuel Córdova, flows through the text sheets. The unusual double-layer accordion, housed in a printed cloth-covered clamshell box, is co-designed and co-produced with Daniel E. Kelm at the Wide Awake Garage. The typefaces are hand-set ATF Garamond and Kabel. Six colors printed letterpress. All additional printing within the structure is letterpress, except for the laser-printed text sheets of the 32 pp bibliography. $2250, standard edition.

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