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Book of Dreams

Artwork date(s): 2005

John Moore

Description: Suede leather-bound codex with embossed title on cover

Medium: Blind embossing, linocut and offset litho
Measurements: 390mm
Inscription: Signed by the artist
Edition: #1/12

Type: South African Artists Book

Place publication: (Johannesburg, RSA)
Publisher: The artist
Pages: unpaged

Reference noteAt first glance the book consists of images, texts and blind embossed elements, hand cut and printed from relief linocuts. On closer examination you will see that the text is in fact produced digitally from a font developed by Moore which he has named ‘Bushman Iconography'. The text is then digitally transferred to offset litho plates and printed in close registration with the hand cut lino blocks. The integration of handmade and digital imagery in such a seamless and unified manner seems unique to the artist's book.

Exhibition notesItem 12 in the exhibition 'Navigating the Bookscape: Artists' Books and the Digital Interface', Aardklop Arts Festival, Potchefstroom, 25–30 September 2006 and FADA Gallery, University of Johannesburg, 5–13 October 2006.

Ref: GB/10784

Total images: 5

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