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The Squid Book

Item date(s): 2007

Veronika Schäpers
Durs Grünbein
Yuji Nawata  - (translated by)

Medium: Toshaban-Genshi paper
Size: 455mm
Binding: Acrylic glass box
Language: German; Japanese
Inscription: Signed by all participants
Edition: #6/36

Place publication: Tokyo
Publisher: Artists Book
Cat. 217-C6-4/5
Exhibition 2017; 2022

Additional notes:
Letterpress -print in German and Japanese by polymer cliches and vinyl mats in blue, grey and black.

Printed on 50-year-old Toshaban-Genshi-paper.

Illustrated with nautical charts and data on the architeuthis, provided by Tsunemi Kubodera at the National Museum of Science, Tokyo.

Flexible cover made of clear vellum embossed in black and closing with magnetic strip. Box made of 8mm thick clear acrylic glass.

Three poems by the Berlin based author Durs Grünbein.

Gestaltung, Satz, Druck und Einbank von Veronika Schäpers.

This is #6 of 36 Arabic numbered copies. There are also 8 Roman numbered copies.

Illustrated on p77 of Fine & Dirty: Contemporary Letterpress Art by Betty Bright, 2012.

Paper samples in 72Fr

See: p78. Quantensprung. AB/4001 in this collection.

Exhibition notes:
Item 0217 - C6-4/5/6 on Booknesses: Artists' books from the Jack Ginsberg Collection.

UJ Art Gallery, University of Johannesburg

25 March to 5 May 2017

Creative Research: The Artists’ Books of Veronika Schäpers, Robbin Ami Silverberg and Julie Chen.


22 September to 15 December 2022

Ref: GB/11542

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