How to Document your Artist Book

Hello students!

Hope your artist book is coming along nicely! Don’t forget to do an email check in with me. Just a reminder that you are working at home this week – images (.jpg or .png) of your project are due uploaded to our Google Drive by Sunday Feb. 7, 8 p.m. We will meet on Blackboard Collaborate at 12:30 pm . on Monday, Feb. 8 for a “live critique” via our Critique Hub.

Images: Total: 3-5 + one short video

  1. One overall of the book – if you made an accordion book, you can photograph it in such a way that we can see the entire book. If you did more of a pamphlet or stab stitch, or anything else, one image of the front/spine of the book is just fine.
  2. (2-4) close-up images of your favorite pages
  3. 1 short (under 1 min) video of your book showcasing how it looks as you turn the pages.
  4. Click on these examples of a short video showcasing an artist book – a video gives us extra information and really highlights the physicality of the book, the object. This can be done simply on your phone- no need for editing, sound, etc – unless you feel into that!
  5. https://vimeo.com/194634296
  6. https://vimeo.com/194632997
  7. https://vimeo.com/194634049

During the live critique I will ask you to show your book and turn the pages so we can see the physicality of the book as an object. You should talk about your concept, the materials you used and how you personally interpreted the project.

Don’t forget I also put a few former student video examples of the project in our class Google Drive.

Can’t wait to see what you produced for this first project!

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