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  Fibre Libre

Fibre Libre

The first manifestation of Open Edition, a project founded by Flatbed Splendor in 2009 to explore the philosophy of FLOSS (Free/Libre/Open Source Software) through the medium of the artist's book. Fibre Libre is a collaboratively produced book that combines the traditional processes of handmade papermaking, letterpress printing, and bookbinding, with the contemporary processes of coding, digital image-making and desktop publishing. At the first Open Edition event, paper fibers became "source code" for a collaborative, variable edition of paper. The paper became the narrative for an edition of handmade books that can be used, studied, redistributed and/or modified by the users. Fibre Libre was made possible through generous artist's residencies with Asheville BookWorks and the Small Craft Advisory Press at Florida State University. Images and text produced in Processing and Scribus and letterpress printed using photopolymer plates. Hybrid binding combines Hedi Kyle's non-adhesive accordion with the pamphlet stitch. 2010. Edition of 50. Price: $635

 
       
       
  We Can Go Beyond It

We Can Go Beyond It

Flatbed Splendor's 2009 artist's book explores the theory of neuroplasticity‚Äďan assertion that the human brain is capable of changing itself. Inspired by the source imagery, generated from EEGs of her fathers brain, the artist simulates the neurological process of synaptic change. The original brain maps are dismantled and transformed. The resulting symbols and color fields are recombined into new images, new openings. The reader is invited to take the book apart, rearrange it, go beyond it. Photopolymer plates printed from digital collages by the artist. Handset type. Variation on accordion fold by Hedi Kyle. 2009. Edition of 43. Click here for a PDF prospectus. Price: $250

 
       
       
 

I open the world

I Open The World

A miniature book produced for the 2008 Interlude Editions Small Book Edition box set, based on Bachelard's Poetics of Space. Handmade hemp and Mohawk machine-made papers. Photopolymer plates printed from a digital collage by the artist. Handset type. Accordion fold. 2008. Edition of 25. Price: NFS

 
       
  The Troubled Lyricist

The Troubled Lyricist

A chapbook of poetry inspired by Pablo Neruda and Dylan Graham. Handmade cotton and flax paper, Japanese kozo and waxed linen. Photopolymer plates printed from drawings by the artist. Handset type. Pamphlet stitch. Poems by the artist. 2008. Edition of 35. Price: $50

 

 
       
       
 

Organdi Fortune

A miniature book produced for Multiples, the 2006 Penland Books Concentration box set. Organdi, waxed linen thread, and Japaneze kozo fortune printed with handset type. 2006. Edition of 11. Price: NFS

 
       
       
  The Reader

The Reader

A one-of-a-kind work, this book began as an apology. The text is an excerpt from Heather Malin's graduate thesis at Teacher's College regarding education and the book arts. It reads, "They physically alter the work by touching and moving it. The reader's fingers oil the pages and the repeated opening and closing of the book shifts the binding, ultimately leading to it's decay." Organdi, waxed linen and Japanese kozo. Handset type, collagraph and chine colle. Double pamphlet stitch. 2006. Edition of 1. Price: NFS