This four-volume boxed set of books addresses recurring influences by the number 4 through various visual, language and form applications, and include 4our, word, unit and grow. Each book is uniquely produced with techniques including hand-set lead type, drawings, linocut prints, silk screen printing, laser prints and actual pressed plants. Hand-inked and hand-bound in an edition of four.
The books encapsulate particular aspects of the number 4 in a manner and expression best suited for book form, using the tools of written communication (symbols, lists, record-keeping, and text [with minimal amounts of actual writing]).
Hand-set lead type along with magnesium, polymer and linoleum plates and laser prints from original screen prints and photographs. Hand-rolled ink and individually printed on a Vandercook 219 printing press. Hand-bound in a volume of four with self-box in an edition of four.
(Bindery: Shelter Bookworks)
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