Tuesday, 24 June 2008

ACA Book - Draw A Line, Follow It:

Over the past few weeks it has been full on book printing and binding in the shop. The is for ACA book accompanies the exhibition Draw A Line, Follow It (Facebook event page) which opening on the 4th July at the Allenheads Contemporary Arts Shop in Allenheads. The book is hand printed on a direct hand litho press, hand torn and hand bound with linen thread - it features a lithograph from each of the seven exhibiting artists; Richard Rigg, Alex Charrington, Ginny Reed, Nick Kennedy, Tuesday Nesbitt, Anne Vibeke Mou and Rachael Clewlow. There are 70 books with 5 workshop/printers proofs (one of which will be available in next years anniversary draw).

For the print nerds out there, here are some stats for the project to reach the goal of 75 books. 12.5 hours printing, 2354 individual tears (20.5 hours), 504 registration punch holes, 924 binding holes with 70m linen thread (8 hours binding) & 900 individual book pages.

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